It happened, just not by the one some expected. All the negative publicity Honda received in the lead-up to the Indianapolis 500 washed away when Takuma Sato dumped a bottle of 2 percent milk over his head in victory lane. "Maybe when I'm 80 years old, hopefully I'll have more wins than Roger", he said. I can really trust him on the outside. Spain's Fernando Alonso , Formula 1 champion in 2005 and '06, made the decision to skip the Monaco Grand Prix for a chance to compete at Indy.
Kerber was not in this at all. On Sunday, Kerber fell a double break down to trail 5-1 to her 28-year-old Russian opponent who she was facing for the 12th time. Players voiced their support for her on social media and she admitted after her win that it had been very moving for her. The 29-year-old German lost 6-2 6-2 to Russia's Ekaterina Makarova .
The best previous finish by a Japanese driver was fifth by Tora Takagi in 2003. It was an aggressive attempt to pass that has been second-guessed plenty over the years (including this excellent Motorsport.com feature published just a few days ago ).
The victory means Hamilton cuts Vettel's lead in the driver's championship to six points ahead of the Monaco grand prix on May 28. Vettel felt he twice lost key advantages to Hamilton - first when he was held up behind temporary leader Bottas as the Finn ran much longer in his first stint than the other frontrunners, and later when Hamilton made his final pitstop just as a virtual safety auto period was ending.
This was also the last game at the White Hart Lane . Im happy. We got no injuries. "It is great to achieve second position and it is fantastic for us". The 2-1 victory was their 14th home win in a row, something they hadn't managed in the Premier League era before. After a season across north London at Wembley, Tottenham is due back here for the start of the 2018-19 season.
This was the third straight loss of MI against RPS this season in IPL 2017. Rohit Sharma had a woeful first half of the season, but has discovered form at the right time; the MI skipper had an aggregate of 54 runs in the first seven matches (six innings), but has scored 228 runs in the latter half.
It was also Vettel's third win of the season, after victories in Australia and Bahrain, and extends his lead in the standings over Lewis Hamilton to 25 points. Pascal Wehrlein's Sauber went into the wall leading into the tunnel as Jenson Button attempted to overtake, bringing out the safety auto for the first time .
I want to make sure, absolutely, that we are in there but let's get to 75 points and see what happens. Four of his last eight fights, " Arsenal " and " Sunderland " in the Premier League at the "Emirates" ended with the score 0: 0. Moyes said that British players had too much pride to ever give anything less than 100 per cent, a common theme of his this season. Wenger lamented that the lower-table teams who are safe from relegation have often failed to challenge the top-six sides - ...
There was only one way the Reds could have finished fourth and missed out on the Champions League next season. Manchester United's youngsters stepped up to the plate impressively against Crystal Palace - but Jose Mourinho was in too much of a hurry to offer praise.
PARIS May 28 Victory was a bonus for Petra Kvitova as the Czech left-hander made an emotional return to the limelight at the French Open on Sunday, breezing into the second round in her first competitive match since a burglar stuck a knife through her playing hand.
Vettel too was happy for his teammate, although if he doesn't overtake him by the second corner he may not have a chance to win his second Monaco title and first with Ferrari . Until we have meetings and we can see all the graphs, I don't know". Ferrari raced well, but Mercedes did not race all that poorly. The spanner in the works could come from a number of sources, not least Valtteri Bottas , who has all the makings of 'doing another Sochi ', a move that would not only ...
It had been a long time coming for the number made famous by the late Dale Earnhardt , who drove for Childress during six of his seven championships. "So we were about halfway down the hill walking back [to the camper] and it pours and we got soaked". Harvick was the polesitter but lost the lead to Busch on lap two.
It teaches you a lot as captain, it teaches you a lot, composure-wise. New Zealand won the Champions Trophy in 2000 for their only success in a global cricket tournament, and they've been drawn in Group A with Australia, Bangladesh and hosts England .
Dale Earnhardt Jr. said the Charlotte track hasn't aged well since it was last paved. "I gave Dakota's shoulder a little squeeze and he looked up at me with his big brown eyes and smiled and said, 'Mommy, NASCAR loves the troops'". LARSON'S TOUGH WEEK: Kyle Larson's 10-day stay in Charlotte was filled with disappointment. Johnson and Kenseth rounded out the top five at the end of stage one, while Chip Ganassi teammates Kyle Larson and Jamie McMurray raced from the back into the top 10 by ...
However, Nadal has enjoyed an excellent season thus far. Djokovic is likely to run into budding young talent Dominic Thiem , who enters the tournament as the No. At one stage he dropped to No 141 in the world and even had to play in qualifying to get into his home town tournament. Another big name that will not be at Roland Garros is new mother Victoria Azarenka, but has announced she will be returning for Wimbledon .
The Cleveland Cavaliers , fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James , powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday. After signing Al Horford in the offseason - the biggest free agent acquisition in the history of the NBA's most-decorated franchise - the Celtics rode him and Thomas to the No.
He turns 31 during the tournament and could not be more content, having withdrawn after two quick wins a year ago to heal a lingering damaged wrist that wrecked his season. His reward? - a first round match against Croatian seventh seed Marin Cilic . Tsonga may also be a surprise. This is not the first time Nadal has been drawn against a tricky opponent in the first round at Roland Garros .
Series points leader Kyle Larson is looking to maintain his position in the standings and collect his first Charlotte victory but he'll have to do some coming from the back of the field. Busch almost walked away with the Coca-Cola 600 when he moved past teammate Denny Hamlin at the start of the fourth and final stage to take the lead over Martin Truex Jr.
The Blues secured the Premier League title with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Friday night, ending Tottenham Hotspur's slim chances of pipping their rivals to the trophy. You see this bond with the players. Antonio Conte was fielding a question in his post-match news conference when David Luiz and Diego Costa appeared from out of nowhere, barged past a couple of reporters and dragged their manager out of his chair and out of the room.
Jenson Button , returning to McLaren as a one-off to fill in for Fernando Alonso, who's competing at the Indianapolis 500 this weekend, qualified an impressive ninth for McLaren on his return to an F1 cockpit. A combination of the time lost as he passed Wehrlein - around two seconds - and then Vettel setting some rapid lap times as he stayed out for five more laps, ensured it was the German who stayed in front when he had made his lone pit stop.
In the postgame trophy presentation backstage, James spent most of it lingering in the background as his teammates celebrated. Not just five or six, which would be one thing. He showed no signs of lingering issues, though, beating several defenders off the dribble and handing out seven assists. Jordan appeared in 179 post-season games; James was playing his 212th.
It is an injury I have had before and something that sometimes will just go away. Hopefully we'll get a clearer picture (with the scans). "The red mist comes down occasionally but he's controlling that". There are as many five South African players from that match who are still active, while only Eoin Morgan for England has made it so far. Faf Du Plessis then edged Liam Plunkett behind, bringing De Villiers, South Africa's captain, to the crease.
Despite concerns over his fitness, having only featured for 37 minutes over the course of the entire campaign, the German World Cup victor was a man-of-the-match contender. I don't think I could have done much more this season, it is the coach's decision and you have to respect that. "The season was incredible for us". "I'm in a public job, I accept to be criticised and people don't agree with me", he said.
Having started at second place on the grid, Vettel kept pace with fellow teammate Raikkonen , before overtaking his fellow Ferrari driver during the pits following a suspected team order. Raikkonen pitted on Lap 34 as well, rejoining well ahead of Bottas and Verstappen. He dismissed any talk that he might receive team orders in order to make way for Vettel, who has 44 career wins.
Detroit became the league's third repeat victor in the championship game the following season when Layne threw a 33-yard TD pass to Jim Doran with just over 2 minutes remaining for a 17-16 victory. However, most reasonable fans realized, even before the series began, that it would take a series of miracles and/or unfortunate injuries to the other guys for this particular Celtics team to somehow beat the Cavaliers and make it to the championship round.
He now has a total of 45 wins, reports Efe. Vettel jumped ahead of polesitter and race leader Kimi Raikkonen by staying out five laps longer during the only pitstop phase of the race , prompting suggestions that it was a predetermined strategy to swap the cars around.
Holding on: Jason Day has played his way into contention through the back end of Byron Nelson with a number of sensational shots. Horschel's two-putt birdie on the par-5 16th moved him back into a tie for the lead with Day while Hahn's par on the hole all but ended his chances.
Boston , the top seed in the Eastern Conference, will now have home-court advantage in the Eastern Conference finals against LeBron James and the mighty Cleveland Cavaliers . Then Olynyk took over. Wizards started second half just hunting Thomas, something they didn't do enough in this series . Isaiah Thomas caught fire on offense to give the Celtics that little boost they needed and the momentum shifted to their favor going into the final quarter.
The Cavs were up 43-27 after one-quarter and pushed their lead into the 30s by the third quarter. The second hint was Cavs coach Tyronn Lue's postgame presser: When the aforementioned Roda posed a question, Lue flashed a smile and said , "That's amusing".
It's a matchup that many have assumed would happen for the past year, but the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are finally officially set to meet in the 2017 NBA Finals . James, who was joined on the podium by team-mates, pointed out that it was a special moment for Deron Williams and Kyle Korver , two veterans heading to the Finals for the first time in their careers.
Five years ago, second place was not almost enough for Sato , who made a move to the inside in an attempt to pass race-leader Dario Franchitti in Turn 1 of the last lap. A lot of the Japanese fans are following the IndyCar Series and many, many flew over for the Indianapolis 500 . "I would consider coming back here to race now that I know all the procedures".
And then, nearly as if he was trying to remind himself that he's got three championship rings and is frightful in his own right, James recalled other fearsome postseason opponents - San Antonio and Boston. We're both playing at a high level and we're both. when you look back on it at the end of the day, you'll look back and say that was two great teams who competed for championships and we did whatever it took to get to that point.
Michael Brantley added a three-hit day and drove in a run. I think we might finally have to embrace that those days are long gone. But aside from those and Hosmer's two doubles, the day included few highlights for the Royals against Tomlin, who has surrendered two runs in 16 innings against the Royals this season.
Yes, there have been two more concussion scares - including what looked like a devastating hit from Washington's Matt Niskanen in the second round of this spring's playoffs. Crosby led the National Hockey League with 44 goals in the regular season, the second-highest total of his career. After Chris Kunitz's double-overtime goal in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Final against the Ottawa Senators , Lange went with his customary "Ladies and gentlemen, Elvis has just left the building" ...
For the third consecutive year, the Cleveland Cavaliers are headed to the NBA Finals! The Cavs set an National Basketball Association record by winning their 13th consecutive series closeout opportunity. "This team is a insane team . We really do rally around each other in that sense". So I thought he was pretty darned good. "How can I get the youth to feel like passing the ball is OK, making the extra pass is OK", James wondered.