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by | May 15, 2017 | 02:32

TOTTENHAM host Manchester United in the final game at White Hart Lane on Sunday, but some key players won't feature. Asked whether the Ajax match was now pivotal in determining this season as a success or failure, the Portuguese said: "I think by you, by you media, you have the right to say (that).

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:10

Spanish soccer giants Real Madrid are just 90 minutes from reaching what no other club has done, and are due all the credit they deserve. It broke through in Spain in 2014 when it won its first league title in nearly two decades. Atletico were inspired by a sensational atmosphere on their last ever Champions League game at the Vicente Calderon before moving to the new 67,000 capacity Wanda Metropolitano next season.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:57

There were more positive signs for the Serb in the second set as he recovered an early break of serve, punching his fist in delight, but Nadal would quickly re-establish the advantage. Nole takes what's positive: 'It was really good to play in semifinals of big event, and to play against one of the top rivals I have in my life. On the women's side, Simona Halep of Romania won her second straight Madrid title by defeating Kristina Mladenovic of France 7-5, 6-7 (5-7), 6-2 in almost three ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:53

Qualifying second for the Spanish Grand Prix was a miracle, according to Sebastian Vettel, after his Ferrari mechanics had to complete a rapid engine change on Saturday morning . "Big thank you to the team because we had to change the engine [at the] last minute". Vettel, with two wins in four races this year, has 86 points ahead of Hamilton on 73 and Bottas on 63, each having won once.

by | May 15, 2017 | 02:23

In one of the more exciting games of the 2017 postseason, the Wizards escaped Game 6 with a 92-91 victory . Now, Wall feels more prepared than ever to take the Wizards to the elusive Eastern Conference finals, where he has never been before.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:45

Wall finished with 26 points and eight assists in the game, but was also active defensively especially in the fourth quarter to lead the win. It will be the No. To win Game 7 , the Wizards would prefer it doesn't come down to such a finish on the road. The series is now tied at three games apiece. Wall scored 23 of his 26 points in the second half.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:50

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time , clocking in at one minute and 19.149 seconds, subtracting 51 thousandths of a second from the time of the Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel. Starting from fourth and fifth, Kimi Raikkonen and 2016 race victor Max Verstappen came together when trying to squeeze around the first turn with Bottas alongside them.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:44

The 30-year-old has a knack of scoring late whether he starts or not: nine of his 14 goals in all competitions have come after the 70th minute. The deadlock was however broken by Alexis Sanchez in the 60th minute, when he dribbled past the Southampton defence, after a pass by Mesut Ozil.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:33

JB Holmes, Alex Noren, Chez Reavie and John Rahm are tied for third at four-under at the $US10.5 million ($14.2 million) event, while world No.1 Dustin Johnson (71) made a solid start and big guns Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth both battled to 73s.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:21

All the teams have to play tough games and no-one wins all of them. 'I spoke to him about the future, ' said Klopp. We have already bought one too many injury prone players from you, thanks! Coutinho's comments will surely only increase speculation over a summer move despite Jurgen Klopp insisting this week the club will not be forced to sell any of their players.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:43

His downtime is to help us get prepared for the series and you know he misses being around the day-to-day routine, the atmosphere, practice and locker rooms and games and all that. Kerr attended his first full practice Saturday since taking that leave of absence; however, the Warriors maintain there is still no timetable for his return.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:50

San Antonio , under legendary coach Gregg Popovich, ranks 27th in pace. The Spurs head into the West finals with plenty of momentum themselves after dismantling the Houston Rockets by 39 points (114-75) on the road Thursday night, clinching the conference semifinal series in six games.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:26

Nadal claimed the first break in the second game of the second set and maintained his recent momentum to earn what was ultimately a comfortable win. The level of play from both players rose in a remarkable game with Goffin serving at 2-4 down as he kept Nadal at bay despite facing four break points, including one incredible cross-court backhand as he ran back to the baseline after being lobbed.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:50

Harden said the Rockets did not take the Spurs lightly even though San Antonio were without Leonard due to an ankle injury. According to ESPN , Harden scored just 10 points in the entire game and had seven assists and six turnovers.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:01

Teams that win Game 5 when a series is tied 2-2 have gone on to win 78.7 per cent of the time , according to the Elias Sports Bureau, including a ideal 3-0 in 2017. Karlsson finished with a shot and three attempted shots in 14:54 of ice time spanning the first two periods. Lindberg made it 4-0 with 1:43 left in the period.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:02

The Wizards turn their attention now to Game 7 in Boston on Monday night. "We made some plays and the ball went our way at the end and now we get to force a Game 7 at their place". To develop his jumper, the pair started with baby steps, both for the sake of Wall's mechanics and his confidence. He scored 13 in the period as Washington entered the fourth trailing 69-66.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:20

The Texas Department of Public Safety told the Austin American-Statesman that about 3,500 people participated in the rally Saturday. The White House has pushed back at the claims made by many environmental groups and says numerous statements regarding climate change and human civilization's effect on the environment are unfounded or exaggerated.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:57

Joe Root starred with bat and ball as England overcame a vastly improved Ireland to triumph by 85 runs at Lord's and complete a 2-0 one-day global series win. After being put into bat, England surpassed 300 comfortably, mainly down to the efforts of Root, Morgan and Bairstow. Morgan followed him to the landmark, off 49 balls with two fours and two sixes.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:04

I dont really know the real reason. Both teams have looked rather feeble while playing on the road and Washington entered the night with more than three years of futility inside TD Garden, its last win in Boston came April 16, 2014. Celts become the sixth team in National Basketball Association history to hit at least 10 3-pointers in six straight playoff games. "It can't just be Isaiah Thomas every night", Bradley revealed.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:21

The injury will likely require surgery to fix, meaning the Spurs will have to go through the rest of the postseason without their floor leader. Now the team will have to do precisely that, tied 1-1 with Houston and heading into a pivotal Game 3 on Friday night.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:50

But Chelsea have also excelled defensively, and only Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur have conceded less goals than the Premier League leaders. We must continue to think in this way and to try to take three points. The Belgian goalkeeper has not forgotten last season's woes, and says the ability Chelsea have shown to bounce back after the heavy criticism the team received should be applauded if the club manage to lift a fifth Premier League title at the end of the season.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:05

Manchester United take on Tottenham in the last ever game at White Hart Lane in its current format, in what is sure to be an emotional day for Spurs fans. With barely two games of the season to go, everything seems to have been settled - everything but the coveted champions league places. United are now hugely unlikely to qualify for the Champions League through the Premier League, and therefore it's questionable how much effort Mourinho will put into this contest.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:50

Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola is expected let a few players leave in the off-season, but the club's first departure has now been confirmed. In his career at the Etihad Stadium , the 32-year-old player has won two Premier League titles, one FA Cup and two League cups.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:59

The King of Clay completed the second part of his "Triple Decima" quest as he outplayed the fourth seed Dominic Thiem, 6-4, 6-1 in the final of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell in the Catalan capital on Sunday. Thiem started strong, breaking Murray's first two service games before adding a third break en route to taking the first set. Also the fact that Roger Federer is set to miss most of the clay court tournaments except the French Open and with Andy Murray and Novak Djokovic not yet ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:14

Sebastian Vettel conceded the day belonged to Valtteri Bottas at the Russian Grand Prix despite his clear frustration at being held up by Felipe Massa in the closing stages. Vettel had moved into DRS range of Bottas on the final lap and was chasing the Mercedes down the main straight as they approach, who was being blue-flagged to let them past.

by | May 15, 2017 | 01:01

Spaniard served well, sailing through 6 out of 9 service games and facing only 2 break points, his backhand was also top notch, together with the return, as he won nearly 50% of the return points, breaking Novak 4 times from 6 chances. However, that run was emphatically ended as Nadal, willed on by a fervent home support including Cristiano Ronaldo in the VIP boxes, made the ideal start by breaking the Djokovic serve to love.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:32

It was the 14th straight victory for the fifth-ranked Nadal, and his tour-leading 33rd for the year. The four-time Madrid champion will play the title game against ninth-ranked Dominic Thiem of Austria, who ousted Pablo Cuevas of Uruguay 6-4, 6-4.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:14

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel of Germany steers his vehicle during the Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at the Barcelona Catalunya racetrack in Montmelo, Spain, Sunday, May 14, 2017. Ricciardo was the only driver not lapped by the top two in a race after inheriting third, and his first podium of the year, from Bottas after the Finn's engine expired.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:37

To see the Ottawa Senators winger now, you'd never know just how deep his struggles ran this year. It was largely even, as the the shots on goal and the shot attempts were 12 to 11 and 20 to 17 in the Senators' favor. While Erik Karlsson didn't record a point in Game 1, he still played in over 30 minutes, creating six shots on goal and blocking three shots. "A little turnover, an opportunity, and we were able to capitalize", said teammate Clarke MacArthur.

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:26

The Team Movistar climbing specialist was followed home by Frenchman Thibaut Pinot and Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, and that is also the order of the General Classification. It didn't take long for Quintana, Nibali and Pinot to form a three-man group in the lead. Yates finished four minutes 38 seconds behind and Thomas's ordeal ended 5:07 after Quintana had crossed the line.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:37

The team also has two first-rounders and three second-rounders a year from now. This draft was full of great cornerbacks, and they received a solid one with White at the No. Third would be the Pac-12 with six picks, and the ACC finished with four picks. The best part about the Browns' quarterback choice is that it wasn't the centerpiece of the draft.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:22

I think it's the best goal that I ever scored. "But we got them [the points] and I think the boys really deserved it". If we win that game then all the fans will surely be very confident! Can's strike in first-half stoppage time, an acrobatic bicycle kick off a Lucas Leiva chip, was all that separated the two sides and the German global was in no doubt where it ranked among the goals he has scored in his career.

by | May 14, 2017 | 22:45

It was Arsene Wenger's first victory over Mourinho, and Manchester United had no answer to goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck. They were walking the streets with their heads low. We have crunched the numbers to look at the win percentage of each of those runs to find out which are the least impressive. "So, hard to manage it but I think, in principle, the team was good, was organised, played to win and defended well." Arsenal were not better than us in my opinion but congratulations".

by | May 14, 2017 | 23:42

Parker missed 16 games in the regular season and San Antonio went 12-4. The Spurs announced that veteran guard Tony Parker has undergone successful surgery to fix his ruptured quad tendon, but there is no timetable for his recovery just yet.

by | May 15, 2017 | 00:22

The Cavaliers will now appear in their third-straight Eastern Conference Finals. "Give credit to (Raptors coach Dwane) Casey, he had them ready to play, they came out and competed". It started in the second half of the regular season and carried over to the playoffs. "But they were making shots that were well covered, hand in their face".