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by | May 15, 2017 | 14:28

He is one of the best in the world, and he loves clay. "It's going to be a hard match, the type of match where either you play great or you won't win", ATP's official website quoted Nadal as saying. The Austrian number four seed put Murray, who is continuing his return from an elbow injury, under pressure right from the start of their semi-final at the Real Club de Tenis forcing a break in the very first game.

by | May 15, 2017 | 15:24

Weber will attempt to help a Mariners rotation that has lately been decimated by injuries to Felix Hernandez , Hisashi Iwakuma , James Paxton and Drew Smyly , becoming the ninth starter to take the hill for Seattle this season. Reliever Dan Otero could not hold the reclaimed lead after the visitors had notched seven off of Liriano and Dominic Leone , surrendering an Ezequiel Carrera homer after Darwin Barney had hustled out a double to knot the game at seven.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:51

Also we must know that to play West Brome is not easy. Considering that the Blues are just one win away from securing the Premier League title, Begovic's current focus is elsewhere. Courtois spent three years on loan at Atletico Madrid , winning La Liga before claiming a Premier League title in his first campaign in English football.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:34

I am not enjoying that, honestly. It's not a shock for me, you see the outrage of people today at Mourinho, but he's done this for ten or 15 years. No problems. Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck did the damage in north London on Sunday and Mourinho has accepted United's hopes of a return to UEFA's elite competition via a league position are over.

by | May 15, 2017 | 15:04

Keeping a lid on the volatile Costa's emotions is a full-time job, but Conte managed to rein in the Spain striker well enough to ensure his goals kept Chelsea on top. "The Arsenal result hurt, but there's no doubt it was the turning point". 13 — club-record winning run that took Chelsea from eighth in the standings at the end of September to top spot and looking unassailable.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:08

After all, this was Game 2 of a best-of-seven series. "Having the clinching game last night and then being - I don't know if it's called forced - to play the next game in less than 48 hours is kind of a surprise", Carlyle said. The Predators hadn't allowed four goals in any game during their excellent Stanley Cup playoff run before Anaheim got five in front of its sellout crowd.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:28

After it went in, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim - normally a reserved character - jumped off the bench and pumped his fist vigorously as he shuffled along the touchline. Monaco's Colombian forward Radamel Falcao celebrates after scoring a goal during the French L1. Falcao calmed any lingering nerves by handing Monaco the flawless start at the Stade Louis II when he headed in unmarked from Thomas Lemar's left-wing cross after just six minutes.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:16

The agreements, presented in the form of a final statement , are not legally binding but they represent the leaders' political commitment to follow through. The U.S. Treasury Secretary's first G-7 outing came in the wake of an announcement a deal to boost the country's exports of gas and beef to China. Other issues discussed included debt relief for Greece.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:25

Liverpool strengthened their chances of a Champions League place at the expense of Arsenal with a comprehensive 4-0 Premier League thrashing of West Ham United at the London Stadium on Sunday. The start of the second half was brilliant, we played really good football and we were more direct and used the information from the first half and from half-time.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:37

Rishabh Pant , Kuldeep Yadav , Shardul Thakur , Suresh Raina and Dinesh Karthik are the stand-by players for the ICC Champions Trophy. The selectors went with the proven performers and did not give weightage to the performances in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:13

Asked on Thursday to sum up the impending crowning of his team, former Italy manager Conte was quick to point out the state Chelsea were in when he was appointed previous year. Mourinho promoted promising youngster Thibaut Courtois in favour of Cech as his goalkeeper and acquired Cesc Fabregas and 20-goal striker Diego Costa in the summer having purchased Willian and Nemanja Matic in the previous two windows.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:21

San Antonio led by as many as 25 points before Leonard's departure. Nobody said Option A and Pachulia offered Option C ("I'm not good enough to be targeting anybody; it was a total accident"), but repeated viewings suggest Option B as the correct answer.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:12

And once again I'm part of a team that's been able to advance to the Eastern Conference finals. Lowry , a three-time All-Star, has one year left on his four-year, $48 million deal with the Raptors but said he will seek free agency this summer to find a place on a championship calibre roster.

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:10

New York Yankees great Derek Jeter , pictured at Yankee Stadium following a ceremony for the 1996 World Series Championship Team in the Bronx of New York on August 13, 2016, is one of the best shortstops in Major League Baseball history. He thanked Yankees fans, "for pushing me, for challenging me, for making me accountable, but more important, for embracing me from day one". "I played here for 20 years and I learned that time flies and that memories fade, but family is forever", Jeter ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 14:14

The Argentina goalkeeper has played 11 of the 14 Europa League matches this season but remains back-up to the outstanding de Gea , naturally leading to questions as to whether Mourinho will switch to the coveted Spaniard for the final. United drew the second leg of their tension-filled semifinal 1-1 to advance 2-1 on aggregate, but only after Celta squandered two chances in the final seconds to snatch the biggest win in its history.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:02

San Antonio head coach Gregg Popovich has stated that Leonard is the NBA's best player because of his prowess on the defensive end, and he's been recognized as the league's No.1 defender in consecutive years. Each year, the Warriors held up their end of the bargain and were in the Western Conference Finals, but the Spurs will finally join them. But both teams are vastly different from what they were at the beginning of the season.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:59

The 21-year-old's outburst of court rage wasn't completely unprompted. The Washington Wizards will play without Kelly Oubre after the forward was suspended for Sunday's matchup against the Boston Celtics. This incident is not the first between these two teams this season. You keep getting hit in the head, you might respond that way. We can't control what they're doing.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:58

Madrid survived a scare at neighbours Atletico in Wednesday's semifinal second leg to go through 4-2 on aggregate, 24 hours after Juve had beaten Monaco. Atletico looked upbeat in their approach from the very beginning of the match which yielded them a very early opening goal . Real had been adding young talent in hopes of stopping bitter rival Barcelona from signing them and partially for a transfer ban that they knew was imminent and in force for the past year and due to expire this ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:09

Ryan Ellis scored for the Predators in the first period. St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko (91), of Russian Federation, skates in front of Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne , of Finland, left, after Tarasenko scored the winning goal during the third period in Game 2 of an National Hockey League ho.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:46

Liverpool: Simon Mignolet 7, Nathaniel Clyne 6, Dejan Lovren 6, Joel Matip 7, James Milner 7, Emre Can 6, Georginio Wijnaldum 8, Adam Lallana 7, Philippe Coutinho 9, Divock Origi 7, Daniel Sturridge 7. All the talks we had are very positive so far but that doesn't mean that all will work out. West Ham should have been level on the stroke of half-time but for an astonishing double miss from Andre Ayew.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:33

But after labelling the German's tactics "dangerous", Hamilton got his own back just a matter of laps later when he charged past Vettel like a steam train on the 220mph drag down to the opening turn. Vettel started off the pit stops by coming in on Lap 15, and when he rejoined he was in fifth place. Force India, Williams, Renault, Toro Rosso and Haas all look primed to duke it out in the mid-field once again, with some serious points on the cards for those who take the initiative.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:30

Taking an early lead was just the tonic for Palace with Hull then needing at least two goals as the home side settled into a counter-attacking game. We allowed them all the possession they wanted and gave them no chances. "We have always known we will have to go until the end of the season, that is no problem for us".

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:56

In total, the Chelsea academy played 65 games, scored 157 goals and won three trophies. But I think we started to work, to do our work, and we have to improve in the next season and to find the right solution to improve. They would win that meeting 2-0, snapping Chelsea's win streak and making them once again appear mortal. "And in that moment it was frustrating for me and I found the strength to change, to take responsibility, to change system and find a new suit for these players".

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:58

Going forward. Pushing for the next goal. They lost Game 4 to the Pittsburgh Penguins, this time 3-2. Now the Capitals' survival hinges on winning three straight games, starting Saturday with Game 5 in Washington. The Penguins benefited from an own-goal for a 2-0 lead at 3:51 of the second. Nicklas Backstrom did not record a shot on goal in 20:41. Matt Niskanen, who hit Crosby and likely caused his concussion, should expect some retaliation on Wednesday.

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:53

Mourinho shrugged off any disappointment surrounding a probable sixth-place finish for his EFL Cup winners - United have not finished lower since David Moyes' shambolic tenure in the 2013-14 season. Mourinho, who leads his team into the Europa League final against Ajax later this month, made eight changes to his starting XI at White Hart Lane having admitted domestic matter are now low on his priority list.

by | May 15, 2017 | 13:19

Whether that makes a difference remains to be seen, but it's clear that Mata cares deeply about helping the club, and with the manager openly questioning the same mentality in his other players, it's no wonder why Juan Mata is so well loved.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:28

King James became the fourth player in league history to make 300 threes in the National Basketball Association playoffs and got a standing ovation and lively MVP chants as he headed to the bench with 39 points on 10-14 shooting. "We just tried to mix it up and keep him off balance, and in the fourth quarter he kind of got out of rhythm". "We just had to weather the storm", James told the Associated Press after turning in 35 points, 8 assists and 7 rebounds.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:10

After spotting the Rangers a two-goal lead, the Senators were able to get a little momentum back when Stone scored his third of the playoffs at 6:03. Kevin Hayes' pass was deflected up in the air before Grabner's no-goal. ABOUT THE SENATORS: Despite his injury, Karlsson was a dominant force in the six-game first-round victory over Boston, but he was in obvious discomfort Thursday after he was involved in pair of second-period collisions with NY players.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:18

Jurgen Klopp's side are now under major pressure to win their remaining two games, as Arsenal have picked up momentum in the last few days. "Now we have one more game and we will stay focused, 100%". I can not change this, it's not about me, we all have to use our body. "We have always known we will have to go until the end of the season, that is no problem for us".

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:10

Alonso said he would also have to consider whether "it was time to find other challenges outside Formula One", though he said he liked the 2017 specifications that gave cars a higher cornering speed. Sporting a new funky nose to its Silver Arrows, Lewis Hamilton clocked a fastest lap of 1 minute, 21.521 seconds, with Vatteri Bottas only 0.029 seconds slower.

by | May 15, 2017 | 12:01

In their last clash a year ago, Djokovic had won in the quarterfinals of the Rome Masters while Nadal had not beaten the world number two since the 2014 French Open final. "But, you know, I have lots of good things to take out of this week". By capturing his 5th Madrid Masters title, Nadal took his tally of career clay-court tournaments to 52, leading the Argentine legend Guillermo Vilas.

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:27

Arsenal fans will hoping that they can reach an agreement with both Ozil and Alexis over their long term futures at the club. Maybe they are as well better than us. Sanchez, who had earlier set up Arsenal's second goal with a sublime pass for Mesut Ozil, then limped off shortly after he scored the third. There were also more calls for the manager to leave, with a plane flying over the ground displaying a banner that read "WENGER - OUT MEANS OUT!" The Chilean worldwide has just over 12 ...

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:52

With their win in the reverse fixture (2-1), Sevilla ended with the longest unbeaten run by a La Liga side in all competitions, recorded by Real Madrid (40 games). Atletico's final European game at the Vicente Calderon before they move stadiums will be remembered for the fantastic atmosphere the supporters created as they tried to help their team overcome their arch-rivals.

by | May 15, 2017 | 10:50

The catcher launched a 369-foot homer in the fifth. But it kept Quintana from a potential hard-luck loss after he made one mistake pitch to Hunter Renfroe in the seventh. And it led to a flawless ending for the Sox, who came back from a 3-1 deficit to take the interleague series - their first series win since April 28-30 against Detroit.

by | May 15, 2017 | 11:58

It was only Headley's second hit in his last 25 at-bats. NY came right back in the bottom half when Matt Holliday hit a run-scoring infield single against Will Harris (1-1) and Castro tied the score with an opposite-field double to right off Devenski, who had stranded all seven of his inherited runners this year coming in.