The last franchise to go back-to-back was the Detroit Red Wings, whose ridiculously talented Steve Yzerman-led teams won in 1997 and 1998. The loss ended the upstart Predators' deepest playoff run in their 19-year history and one that became the talk of the town - and the league.
In the first seven games, the Sky Blues will face Everton (home), Liverpool (home) and reigning champions Chelsea (away), teams that were part of last season's Top7 and will certainly be making a push for Europe and/or the title. Arsene Wenger will reignite his rivalry will long-term rival Jose Mourinho on December 2nd when Manchester United travel to the Emirates for the first game of a packed festive month for Arsenal .
Following Tottenham vs Chelsea , the next big heavyweight contest of the campaign comes before the first global break on 26 August when Liverpool take on Arsenal . West Ham will begin their new Premier League campaign with a daunting trip to Old Trafford to take on Manchester United . As well as the Premier League , the Community Shield between Chelsea and FA Cup winners Arsenal will be played on August 6th, while the League Cup - now called the Carabao Cup - commences on ...
Halep denied the Czech the No. 1 ranking. But Ostapenko played fearlessly in the decider and pounded away a 50th clean victor to become the first Latvian player to reach a grand slam final. I mean, who tries that? Her leaded forehand is her biggest weapon but she hits victor from all over the court, all the time. The 2015 semifinalist did rally to force a third but was always under pressure on serve in the decider.
Djokovic was soon back in control, though, and wrapped up victory with a cross-court forehand victor. On Tuesday, he'll face No. 20 Pablo Carreno Busta . A nine-time French Open champion and the hot favourite to win the title once again this year, Nadal breezed into the quarter-finals with a straight-sets thrashing of compatriot Roberto Bautista Agut .
The ICC Champions Trophy semi-final between India and Bangladesh begins at 3:00 PM IST (Thursday afternoon). "A journey that would take one hour to get to your destination, will take five minutes", predicted Habibul Bashar, one of Dhaka's more famous residents.
The teams traded chances after that, with Kylian Mbappe blasting one off the crossbar before the rising star set up Dembele for the go-ahead strike in the 78th minute. "I thought Raheem Sterling caused a lot of problems in the position he played and I thought Harry in the first 50 or 60 minutes really led the line well".
Both Pakistan and Sri Lanka had to win on Monday to join already qualified title-holders India from Group B in the knockout stages of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day global (ODI) sides. The whole nation will be with us as they were in our desperate times and good times ", Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza said after the victory over New Zealand .
These were the kind of rockets Ostapenko threw at Wozniacki to which helped her win from 0-5 down in the first set to reach the French Open semis. Introduced to tennis at the age of 5 by her mother, Jelena Jakovleva, Ostapenko was a ballroom dancer for seven years before she opted for tennis. Brazilian Kuerten won the first of his three Roland Garros trophies on the same day that Ostapenko was born.
England wins their biggest global title since 1966. According to our predictions, England will win today as they play in their home crowd. After Jos Buttler's departure to Junaid, another caught-behind to the first delivery after drinks, England were undoubtedly in a spot of bother.
Open . Mladenovic will face Bacsinszky next, and Wozniacki meets Ostapenko. "The serve saved me in the third set". She has never won the French Open and this is her 20th appearance in the event. The defending champion returned to Roland Garros after a mixed start to the season, but wasted no time finding her feet on the red dirt of Paris .
Hitting boundaries proved hard, however, and a frustrated Hales, on 13, spooned Rumman Raees to cover with a loose drive. Root continued his good form with a well-taken 46 while Eoin Morgan added 33 and Ben Stokes 34. They made an expected change when Jonny Bairstow replaced Jason Roy at the top of the order, England finally abandoning hope that Roy, so important in setting a brash tempo, would come good after a sorry run of 52 runs in eight knocks.
AB de Villiers is "due" a big score against Champions Trophy title-holders India according to fellow South Africa batsman David Miller after the Proteas skipper suffered the first golden duck of his one-day worldwide career. "I can tell you the opposition don't think that they are bad at all, they are a unsafe side they have got some world class players". Frustrated at his inability to keep the score ticking over, De Kock (33) was eventually out lbw trying to sweep Hafeez before Imad ...
Given the recent revelation that manager Conte told his star striker Diego Costa - who scored 20 goals in 35 appearances last term - that he is no longer required, Chelsea will nearly certainly target a striker. OK, so Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal both voluntarily sat out half a season of their careers to secure moves to Barcelona when the Catalan giants were under their own transfer ban, but it's still not ideal for a striker hoping to lead the line for Spain at next year's World Cup.
However, Murray , described as the real no 1 by fourth round opponent Juan Del Potro , bounced back by taking the second set easily and stormed through a third-set tie-break before finishing off a tiring Nishikori to seal a fourth successive semi-final appearance in Paris .
They were signed for Leaf Trading Cards and will be sold on eBay on Wednesday. "I think it's cool to have a card". Leaf Trading Cards CEO Brian Gray explained why he pursued a deal with Ball.
Brief scores: South Africa: 299 for 6 in 50 overs ( Hashim Amla 103, Faf du Plessis 75; Nuwan Pradeep 2/54) bt Sri Lanka 203 all out in 41.3 overs ( Upul Tharanga 57; Imran Tahir 4/27, Chris Morris 2/32). South Africa are blessed with star batsmen in the shape of Amla , De Villiers and Quinton de Kock , but the return of leg-spinner Imran Tahir from a hamstring injury could be crucial to their bowling line-up.
It then needed an "ugly" win over Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Monday to take Pakistan into the last four of a tournament featuring the world's top eight one-day worldwide sides. Muhammad Amir developed a back injury during yesterday's practice session and is not part of the playing eleven today. "You know, you've got to have the players to do that, but we certainly tried to revamp our team as best we could at that time ".
However, England captain Eoin Morgan played down the importance of last year's result by saying Tuesday: "I think the impact of that series was 4-1". England with their fearless batting can humiliate any side, but Pakistan's bowling department is no push over, they can cause a serious problem but it all depends on which Pakistan side turns up, the one that played against India or the one that played against South Africa and Sri Lanka .
Roger Williams , R-Texas. During the surgery, Scalise's office said he was in stable condition. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said President Donald Trump is aware of the shooting and is being kept informed. "We ask that you keep the Whip and others harmed in this incident in your thoughts and prayers". At the same time, Brooks said, he heard Scalise scream from second base that he had been shot.
If Joe Root has been the most consistent batsman for England , he's been ably supported in the team's success by Eoin Morgan and Alex Hales . Also the first time they batted 25+ overs without a six in this period. They thrashed Pakistan 4-1 in a bilateral ODI series past year at home, including a world record score of 444 for three at Trent Bridge, which provides ample proof of their resurgence in recent times in a format they are still in the process of mastering.
Stablemate Patch rallied from well back to take third. But what would he do with Tapwrit , purchased as a $1.2 million yearling with the belief that he could develop into a ideal Belmont Stakes horse , if Always Dreaming was aiming for an historic sweep? The bonus was offered to any Japan-based horse in an attempt to attract them to the race.
Over the past 10 years, the Penguins are either first or tied for first league-wide in every conceivable category used to quantify team success: Stanley Cups (3), Cup final appearances (4), conference final appearances (5), playoff wins (90), postseason games played (152) and regular season wins (467).
But there's only one time in NBA history has the NBA Finals MVP award gone to a player from the losing squad - Jerry West claimed the award in the 1968-69 season, when his Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics in seven games . The Warriors just became another superhero movie. Despite going up against LeBron James in each of their last three postseason runs, Golden State has come out on top twice under head coach Steve Kerr .
The Hornets can make it 11 successive curtain-raisers without defeat when they host Liverpool , having last lost one when they travelled to Everton at the start of 2006/07. Interestingly, Brighton's last top-flight home match was against City 34 years ago. Tottenham finish at home to Leicester , Manchester United host Watford , Manchester City are at Southampton and West Ham take on Everton .
It's an incredible accomplishment. So pay close attention to the offseason, and hope that more teams try to go small, because the Celtics are one of the best teams in the league at that game. "It would be very satisfying to do that", Green said at practice Thursday. "We just want a championship and I think we are very capable of finishing ideal".
Durant won himself the honor of Finals MVP with a team high of 39 points along with 7 rebounds and 5 assists, and clearly, his mother couldn't be prouder. "I'm just happy for him". Durant has reached the pinnacle ten years after becoming the No. 2 draft pick behind Greg Oden. According to the article, Green believed Golden State needed someone who could alleviate pressure off Stephen Curry and apply more defensive strength to cover LeBron James .
Morata likes Mourinho , who gave him his Real Madrid debut, and the fact Zlatan Ibrahimovic will not be at Manchester United from the start of next season, should ensure the Spaniard starts up front. Despite his limited opportunities, Morata continued to score regularly when given a chance, netting 15 league goals last season. While Real are prepared to listen to offers for the 24-year-old Spanish worldwide, they want £78m for the player and any negotiations with United will not ...
The Hornets can make it 11 successive curtain-raisers without defeat when they host Liverpool , having last lost one when they travelled to Everton at the start of 2006/07. Everton host Stoke, Southampton face Swansea and West Brom are at home to Bournemouth in the other opening day matches. Just one more win would follow in their final 12 games of the season - two draws and a staggering nine defeats before the season ended in May.
His questionable positioning led to Pontus Aberg's dangle in Game 2. Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette and players pause at the bench during the third period in Game 5 of the team's NHL hockey Stanley Cup Final against the Pittsburgh Penguins , Thursday, June 8, 2017 , in Pittsburgh .
The season opener for City will be on the road to newly promoted Brighton & Hove Albion , who will certainly make the Amex Stadium a insane atmosphere for the team's first ever Premier League match. City travel to Old Trafford on December 9 before hosting United at the Etihad Stadium on April 7. The edge between Pep Guardiola , who is synonymous with Barcelona, and Pochettino, an Espanyol man, has added to the intrigue, creating a fascinating battle between two clubs with similar ...
Durant - who swapped the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors in the off-season - walked away with the Finals MVP award after scoring 39 points in game five. I put in work, I just had to trust in it. Finally, there may be a team that can outlast him. Durant wants his first championship. "Experience is the best teacher in life, and he's just experiencing and experiencing and experiencing", said James.
Though the Warriors have not yet released a statement as to why they are refusing the trip, players have publicly criticized President Trump for many of his policies. "Pretty much all their guys are in their 20s". KD added that she knows everything he went trough and that in fact , they together were in it all the time.
Hales has fond memories of facing Pakistan , after crashing an England ODI best 171 from 122 balls at Trent Bridge a year ago as the hosts made a world record 444-3. Teams (from): England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali , Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Alex Hales , Jos Buttler , Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid , Joe Root , Jason Roy, Ben Stokes , David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Steven Finn.
Pakistan , meanwhile, will have to overcome the loss of Amir from the side that defeated Sri Lanka at this same venue two days ago to secure their spot in this semi-final. We know that realistically England are playing unbelievably well. England , the only team yet to be beaten in this tournament, are seeking to continue their remarkably one-day transformation since exiting the 2015 World Cup at the group stage.