Normally placid and cerebral in his remarks to the press, he was especially frank in his pre-FA Cup final interview with the BBC. "I feel a bit sorry for him". Arsene Wenger has reportedly verbally agreed to sign a new two-year contract at Arsenal . Wenger's future was said to be on the cusp of being decided in a board meeting in which chief executive Ivan Gazidis will apparently propose the appointment of a sporting director, a move which Wenger is opposed to.
Coach Lue can't cut any corners and tell his guys to focus on one or two particular players because the entire team is working to get each other shots. "I'm just proud of the work we've put in from the beginning of the season", Durant said following the sweep of the Spurs. Like I've stated before, it's about winning the championship, and we're four games away from that.
Eurosport issued a statement Monday condemning the incident . In a statement, the French Tennis Federation (FTT) condemned the "reprehensible behaviour". He was being interviewed live on Eurosport show Avantage Leconte outside the stadium after a straight sets 3-6 2-6 4-6 defeat to No.22 seed Pablo Cuevas .
But the world goes on. Several key positions need to be strengthened, players will leave and the club could break the world transfer record for the second consecutive summer if they manage to land Antoine Griezmann. Manchester United players came to play in this match with black badge. A two-time European champion with Porto and Inter Milan, Mourinho once declared he didn't want to win the Europa League .
Few backed the Terriers and their opponents to be challenging for promotion at the start of the campaign, with David Wagner's men considered to be in for a relegation fight as the Royals started anew under Jaap Stam . "When you get to the final, you want to do all you can to win it". "Goalkeepers go out as heroes for saving them, but my four heroes are the boys who stuck it in the back of the net", said Ward, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live at Wembley following the final whistle.
How do the Boston Celtics take the next step in dethroning the Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference? The series then shifts to Cleveland for Games 3 and 4 on June 7 and 9. "But this leaves a certain taste in our mouth, getting here and not getting to the championship". We'll go from there. It wasn't a huge sample, but in the four minutes that lineup was together while the best player in the world sat, they had a net rating of plus-26.4.
Lue said it had been like preparing for a "a whole new team " since Thomas was forced out after Game 2 due to a hip injury. Kerr coached Games 1 and 2 of the first round against Portland before surrendering head coaching duties to Brown.
But, despite the massive investment, City is clinging to fourth place in the Premier League heading into the final week of the season; Arsenal is three points behind with two games remaining. That is to say should he have been at a "big club", as Guardiola puts it. First-team players are set to spend some time at the club's Etihad Academy next week after a busy season and will be taking part in some commercial activity ahead of the club's summer tour to the United States.
Mike Sullivan made a major impact for the Pittsburgh Penguins and some National Hockey League history with his coach's challenge in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final . Then he went on to say, "none of us in our dressing room are fooled by the score tonight". All of Middle Tennessee is rooting on the red-hot Predators, who already have made history on two fronts.
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. I'm not going to bore you with the details here, but to say the least, this year's playoffs have been underwhelming. "That's the same thing that happened to me when I went to Miami".
At Chelsea , Begovic had 33 cameos since his arrival at the club in summer 2015 from Stoke City . Begovic has admitted his "excitement" at returning to the South Coast, a decade on from a short loan spell with the club, and Howe is also eager to get the Bosnia-Herzegovina worldwide in his squad.
Open . Kvitova is one of the most popular figures in women's tennis, not just with fans but with her colleagues. Kvitova has not played competitively since December when an intruder posing as a maintenance man got into her home and attacked her with a knife, stabbing her left hand.
Suddenly, the Penguins had matched their total offensive output from the three previous games. Hands down, Marc-Andre Fleury had his worst game of these playoffs. Trevor Daley, another usually strong puck-moving defenseman, is obviously less than 100 percent too. Pittsburgh's Justin Schultz , Bryan Rust and Patric Hornqvist all remain out with injuries.
The prolific England striker was at his scintillating best on Thursday night (18 May) as he notched four goals to help Spurs thrash Leicester 6-1 at the King Power Stadium . Back to the present, in a season where the Premier League title has already been decided, Kane has the chance to give Spurs fans something to cheer about if he successfully defends the Golden Boot.
Nashville Predators' Colton Sissons left, celebrates his goal past Pittsburgh Penguins' goalie Matt Murray (30) during the third period in Game 1 of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup Finals , Monday, May 29, 2017, in Pittsburgh . Pittsburgh was outshot 26-12 - it had no shots in the second period and for most of the third - but goaltender Matt Murray stopped 23 of the Predators' attempts.
Makarova nailed three games in a row into the second set, before Kerber broke in the fourth game in an unfamiliar manner. "This year, I mean, the expectations are much bigger, especially in the big tournaments and the Grand Slams". "She's a No. 1 and she's a great player and I knew that I have to win it; she's not going to miss it", Makarova said. "I'm glad with how I played today".
Adams retired in 2002 after he and Wenger led Arsenal to a second Premier League and FA Cup double in five seasons. While he hopes to add quality and quantity to his squad over the close season, Conte said Saturday's result should not be allowed to tarnish the memory of Chelsea's superb title triumph.
If Kvitova was crying for joy, another double Grand Slam victor who followed her onto the main Philippe Chatrier showcourt, World No. 1 Angelique Kerber , cut a troubled figure in gaining an unwelcome distinction that brought a hard season to a new low.
David Wagner said his Huddersfield players have become "legends" after they won promotion to the Premier League . "What we have achieved this season is unbelievable, there's been great team spirit, I am emotional". Reading needed to improve significantly and John Swift nearly gave them the ideal start to the second half when he raced onto George Evans' defence-splitting pass and drilled in a low strike that Danny Ward pushed away.
After ousting Boston , James was full of praise for Jordan, saying His Airness was "almost like a god" to him when he was growing up. The last time the same teams met three straight years with a championship on the line - in the NBA , NFL, NHL or Major League Baseball - was in hockey, with the Detroit Red Wings beating Montreal in 1954 and '55 and the Canadiens triumphing in 1956.
As Chris Haynes of ESPN .com noted, Steve Kerr answered questions with media Monday with Brown less than 100 percent. Kerr has been absent from the Golden State bench for 10 straight playoff games as he deals with complications from 2015 back surgery.
Then came the stinky aspect of the Pittsburgh Penguins' performance in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final , a stretch of 37 minutes in which they didn't muster a shot on goal and gave up a three-goal lead. One empty-net goal. One wrister by Guentzel that Rinne couldn't handle. Rookie Jake Guentzel fired a shot by Nashville's Pekka Rinne with 3:17 left in regulation to put the Penguins ahead to stay in a flat-out weird 5-3 victory.
Cleveland will face the Golden State Warriors in the National Basketball Association finals for the third successive year after the Cavaliers completed their series victory against the Boston Celtics . The Cavs' "Big Three" were strongly backed by their reserves. James elected not to talk about the Warriors following the game, choosing instead to celebrate a third straight conference title in Cleveland and his seventh consecutive Finals trip.
Having stayed with the Foxes as they entered the Champions League in 2016/17, it now seems logical that Mahrez would look to leave for a bigger club, and Arsenal may now be in a good position after this boost. The statement added: "The relationship I share with the club and our awesome fans is something I will treasure forever, and I truly hope they will understand and respect my decision".
Despite winning a record-breaking seventh FA Cup last weekend, Wenger will face fierce opposition from some fans when the contract is announced while it is also understood some members of Arsenal's board wanted him to leave. "He had the mentality that, no matter how old the player is, no matter how experienced, no matter how others felt about it, he just trusted me and that says a lot about his person".
Particularly for the Tigers, who didn't get to their hotel until about 4 a.m. after their trip from Houston. The teams are scheduled to play one game Sunday, but rain is in the forecast. Gonzalez is 2-5 with a 7.65 ERA in 10 career appearances (eight starts) against Detroit. The Tigers placed Ian Kinsler on the 10-day disabled list because of a strained left hamstring.
In the opening match on Chatrier, Kvitova, who was attacked in her home in the Czech Republic last December, will play her first match of 2017. She will play Bethanie Mattek-Sands next. The 17-year-old Fourlis, who is ranked 337th in the world and was appearing in only her second ever Grand Slam, lost the first set but raced into a 4-1 lead in the second against the 11th-seeded Wozniacki.
He was trying to become the eighth driver to sweep the back-to-back Charlotte Cup races after winning last weekend's All-Star race. The horde of 20-somethings and teenagers like Chase Elliott , Erik Jones and William Byron poised to take over NASCAR seems to grow larger every week.
As if she had never been away, the two-time Wimbledon champion needed only 74 minutes to beat American Julia Boserup 6-3, 6-2 in her first match since the December attack at her home in the Czech town of Prostejov . The expectations are much bigger, especially in the big tournaments and the grand slams. "It wasn't really about the game today". "But right now I think that I have to find to myself again and just trying to forget the clay court season as soon as possible and then reset ...
Paris Saint-Germain have also shown interest in signing the 22-year-old, but the player ruled out that possibility in an interview with Canal Plus (h/t Goal). "It's kind of the final straw, isn't it?" "I am going away". John Terry says he has not made up his mind whether to retire from playing and "needs a good week away to reflect" before making a decision.
Some Gunners fans turned on the 67-year-old Frenchman as a result of their league performances and they lost 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich in the Champions League last 16 in March. There was better luck, too. Alexis Sanchez gave Arsenal a controversial fifth-minute lead when his goal was allowed to stand despite the ball striking his arm in the build-up.
The Arsenal board will meet on Tuesday, before taking their decision to Wenger. A formal announcement is likely to follow on Wednesday. Wenger's future has been the subject of fierce debate for most of the season and he admitted after the FA Cup final success against Chelsea at Wembley that the uncertainty had had an impact on the season.
This was Spaletti's second-stint at the capital club, having won the Coppa Italia twice and the Supercoppa Italiana once during his first tenure. With Totti departed, a new director of football appointed in Monchi and no manager, there are going to be some key decisions to make at Roma .
According to the report, Tiger did not know where his home was, despite being arrested in the same Florida town in which he lives. He also said he didn't know where he was and changed his story about from where and to he was going. "I haven't felt this good in years", he said. "I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans", he said in his statement.
Those two trophies (and his historic three-point shooting) already have him in the Hall of Fame conversation, but a second straight loss in the Finals - especially after adding Kevin Durant to a 73-win squad - would put an unsightly blemish on an otherwise sterling résumé.