The former Juventus head coach was appointed as Jose Mourinho's permanent successor at the end of the 2015-16 season after Chelsea finished in tenth place in the Premier League table last term. After two years in Paris, Luiz is a more mature performer on the field, leaving the criticisms of his positional discipline and concentration firmly in the past.
They're going to challenge us a lot, offensively, defensively, mentally, physically. It's tough for me to say that is the case. "Us and Cleveland worked our butts off all year to put ourselves in a position to be playing for a championship", Curry said.
However, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue said the Cavs don't need to use the underdog " slight " as motivation - playing in the Finals should be motivation enough. They may as well be 0-0 because the second they added Durant it was championship or bust in terms of how they want to be seen. Perhaps he can smell the blood - Curry's production (27.3 points and 7.1 assists a game ) and efficiency (47/41/90 shooting splits) in the 2017 playoffs are actually at or near his lowest totals since the ...
An armed police officer stands at the start of the Great Manchester Run in central Manchester , England , Sunday May 28, 2017. Screams and an explosion were heard as armed police raided another property in Manchester following Monday's suicide bomb attack on Manchester Arena , the Guardian reports.
Sato tried to make a risky pass on leader Dario Franchitti during the final lap of "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing" in 2012, but the gamble didn't pay off. He even drove for Andretti Autosport . But the 35-year-old would like to return in the future, saying he still had a desire to win the famous race.
But all those Celtics were playing in a nine-team league. "The best team in our league the last three years", James said of the Warriors . "I'll take LeBron James , absolutely", said Laimbeer on The Rematch podcast ."You can't double-team, he's too big, he powers through everything".
Then, after spending much of his free time flying cross-country to be with his family, Thomas had a tooth knocked out in Game 1 of the conference semifinals against Washington. For Durant, this trip ends a five-year wait. The only time he won a championship as a Finals favorite was with Miami in 2013, when the Heat upended the Spurs for their second straight title.
But Celtic fought back quickly, as Stuart Armstrong found an equaliser just two minutes later. According to the Daily Mail , Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers is interested in Aberdeen winger Jonny Hayes - but Birmingham City are also interested.
Svitolina opens against Yaroslava Shvedova in the first round and could face a very tricky second round against an in-form Mona Barthel (Svitolina beat a exhausted Barthel 3-6, 6-0, 6-0 last week), and the first seeded player she could face is No.29 seed Ana Konjuh.
So it was with a makeshift defence and few expectations from football pundits that on Saturday they faced Antonio Conte's Chelsea who finished 18 points above them in the league. "This team has suffered, but they're united and they responded. They showed strength and unity and played spectacular football today". Referee Anthony Taylor consulted the linesman before awarding the goal to Arsenal .
His Sauber was rammed in the back by McLaren's Jenson Button to the curve before the tunnel and it is soaring. "We'll take these points". But he couldn't gain further ground after the safety auto exited and he finished 7th, taking 6 points to Vettel's 25.
With two minutes left in regulation, Cesc Fabregas put the ball past visiting goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes to give the Blues a 4-3 victory, their 29th of the season. "On a personal note, I can't tell you how important it is to me to have the chance to celebrate my fifth title at the end of my last season as a Chelsea player".
Given the reliability and speed of Ferrari's auto, 2007 champion Raikkonen has a good chance of securing a 21st race win and his first since driving for Lotus at the season-opening Australian GP in 2013. "They've had probably the strongest vehicle all year, a bit like our auto last year where it just worked everywhere". The leading vehicle, it is very hard for him to get jumped unless the team decide to favour the other auto, so it's great for him [Vettel].
Kerber lost in straight sets to Ekatarina Makarova in straight sets (6-2, 6-2) in the very first round. "It's unbelievable to win and to do it on my first appearance on (the showcase) Philippe Chatrier court as a singles player after nine years of coming to Paris ", Makarova said in quotes carried by the AFP news agency.
From the beginning, I had my fingers swollen a lot, as well. But despite the trauma she suffered, the 27-year-old progressed to round two of the French Open, after defeating Julia Boserup 6-3 6-2. "Thank you for everything, you helped me through this hard time". "I'm happy with the game, of course", Kvitova said, "but I mean, it wasn't really about the game today".
The Austrian is the only man to beat Nadal on clay this season - in the Rome quarter-final - but then Nadal had defeated him earlier in the Barcelona and Madrid finals. Can Halep land her major? Last year , Kerber fell in the first round at Roland Garros , losing to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. Veterans Venus Williams and Svetlana Kuznetsova could win on experience.
Bond payment amounts have not been revealed yet, nor have the circumstances of Woods' release. The iconic pro golfer was picked up in Jupiter, Florida for DUI on Memorial Day, May 29! Last week, Woods announced he had fusion surgery on his troubled back in April, his fourth surgery on his back dating to the spring of 2014.
She has an aggressive game play, too. Jelena Jankovic's 54th consecutive Grand Slam maiden draw appearance was a fleeting one as the three-time French Open semi-finalist was consigned to a first-round exit by Dutch qualifier Richel Hogenkamp.
Before the game was over, James had broken the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list - racking up a career postseason total of 5,995 points and bumping His Airness Michael Jordan down to No. He also rolled an ankle on a drive and bucket with 1:47 left in the third but was able to stay in the game. The Celtics , who are missing their best player, injured guard Isaiah Thomas , led by as many as 16 points in the first half and appeared primed to stun Cleveland again while James flirted with ...
He made his move even sooner. Just before the first round of pitstops, Dixon began struggling with his vehicle, losing momentum and quickly dropped out of pace. For much of the past five years, the leader was always a sitting duck. 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.
Nadal is seeded fourth this year as the French Open seeds simply by world ranking; players below No. 5 Federer move up one spot in the seeds. Petra Kvitova , meanwhile, said she has already won her biggest fight ahead of what is sure to be an emotional return.
With a par-par finish, Langer closed out a four-under 68 to win by one stroke with his 18-under 270 total. "Then I got in front by two and never looked back", he said. Nicklaus won the 1990 Tradition, 1990 Senior Players Championship, 1991 Senior PGA Championship , 1991 U.S. Senior Open, 1991 Tradition, 1993 U.S. Senior Open, 1995 Tradition and 1996 Tradition.
Overall it was an impressive display by Alonso who until this month had never driven an IndyCar or raced on an oval. "I know Helio is always going to charge", Sato said. He suffered a pit stop issue that dropped him down the running order and spent much of the afternoon working his way back to the front. The team's Honda engines showed superior speed throughout practice and qualifying, but they also showed a maddening propensity to fail.
The fourth seed will meet Estonia's Anett Kontaveit for a place in round three as Schiavone, who turns 37 in June, bid farewell to the tournament for the final time ahead of her retirement at the end of the year. Since beating Andy Murray in last year's final, Djokovic has failed to add any more major titles to his collection. "I think she's playing good on clay".
There is probably a bit of joy in Charlotte, N.C.as well today as both America-based Haas F1 drivers finished in the points for the first time in team history. "I think it was a very, very intense race". For Hamilton, it is pretty obvious the weekend did not start very well with tyre woes compromising his performance, but several retirements and a safety vehicle period did aide him to move up the grid on one of the toughest tracks for overtaking.
A player of Korean descent has now won on Tour in every season since 2005, with Kim's victory this year joining K.J. Choi (8), Y.E. Yang (2), Sangmoon Bae (2), James Hahn (2), Kevin Na (1), Seung-Yul Noh (1), Danny Lee (1) and his own last year.
British investigators have released pictures of Abedi taken from CCTV shortly on the night of the massacre, appealing to the public for help in tracing his movements in the days before. They have made an appeal to the public for information about the bomber's movements since 18 May, when he returned to the United Kingdom from Libya.
That's all I can give you right now , because I'm happy and I don't want to be stressed. James said of the Warriors , "The best team in our league the last three years". 2 in between Hall of Famers Hakeem Olajuwon and Michael Jordan in 1984. But other than that, I did everything Mike did. "We match up well with them, and I think they'd say the same about us".
Barcelona says it has reached a deal to extend the contract of goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen until June 2022 . "His buy-out clause rises to 180 million euros". The German worldwide consequently become into the indisputable no.1 at Barcelona during the 2016-2017 campaign, with summer signing Jasper Cillessen playing only in the Copa del Rey.
As pundits parsed the stats showing Jordan achieved his 5,987 playoff points in 179 post-season games while James reached 5,995 in his 212th post-season contest, James dismissed such conversations as "barbershop" debates. "So it makes it even more unsafe when you equip that talent, that skill with those guys". "This is a great moment, and this is not promised", James said.
However, Kim's birdies on the seventh and ninth made the 21-year-old the first player to reach double figures under par this week and gave him a two-shot lead over Poulter and Glover. After opening in 72-67-71, the Orlando resident began T5 on 6-under, three back of 54-hole co-leaders J.B. Holmes and Kyle Stanley . Holmes hit his tee shot so far to the right on the 14th hole that it went into the water on the 12th hole.
For good measure, he also won in Madrid for a fifth time , ending a two-year seven-match losing streak against Djokovic in the process. The 2017 French Open could still be fantastic, but the two greatest players of all-time will not be taking part in it in Federer and Williams.
The two wins vault ORACLE TEAM USA into a tie on points for the lead in the Louis Vuitton America's Cup Qualifiers , which is a double round-robin format. Artemis has two points and SoftBank Team Japan and France one apiece. "They've always been invited basically to every meeting to discuss the future of the event, so I think Grant Dalton has shown he is a lone wolf", Spithill said.
Murray arrived in Paris for the French Open having won only five matches since February and on the back of a comprehensive loss to Fabio Fognini in his opening round in Rome. He's not materialistic. He loves the fight. The British number four won the first set in stifling conditions in Paris , but wilted thereafter in a 5-7 6-4 6-3 6-1 defeat against his veteran Spanish opponent.
Souness went on to say that Pogba's inability to control the game in midfield is "the largest problem" the current United side have, as it forces them to go long and bypass midfield. "We tried to focus on the win and lift the trophy and try to lift the spirit of the town". We always thought that we could win the Europa League and we are very happy.