by | May 27, 2017 | 04:10

Usurped from the top of the rankings by Andy Murray last November and a shock second-round loser at the Australian Open , Djokovic enters the second major of the season facing the prospect of also relinquishing the last remaining grand slam crown in his possession.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:10

Daniels hit the first batter of the ninth, then Scott Schreiber and Ben Miller smacked back-to-back two-out singles to load the bases again, but Josh Martsching struck out Luis Alvarado to end it. That's the largest total in consecutive contests for NU hitters since they posted 38 combined runs in March 2002 against Nebraska-Kearney and Baylor.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:07

A defeat at the hands of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium proved too costly and Tottenham added to United's struggle by defeating Mourinho's men 2-1 at the White Hart Lane, in what was the final game at the stadium. Griezmann, 26, only signed a new deal at the Vicente Calderon last summer, setting his release clause at €100m (£86.6m, $112.2m). Either way, Champions League qualification was the essential first step in this process, for so many reasons.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:06

Mourinho and United took the winning option, overpowering a talented by lightweight Ajax to give their season and thousands of celebrating fans a warmer glow. "There's lots of offers on the table, both in England, overseas and really that's what I have to decide on". But Rooney, who is set to play in Michael Carrick's testimonial at Old Trafford on June 4, suggested he might look to sign for a manager more receptive to playing him a deeper role.

by | May 27, 2017 | 04:03

The Cavaliers star came into the game needing 28 points for the record and hit a 3-pointer in the third quarter against the Celtics to break it. "I think first of all I wear the number (23) because of Mike", he told reporters after finishing the game with 35 points to take his total to 5,995 points.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:57

With James in foul trouble, Irving was forced to do more than ever and he delivered, scoring 19 in less than five minutes and 33 in a 19-minute stretch. That moment in the second half when he missed that one shot was a ideal encapsulation of his rough night. The result was a 61-point second half in which the Celtics dished out 16 of their 28 assists.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:57

But a points shift earned Poulter his card, and he took advantage of his opportunity this week. But on the course , solid and stoic, he looked like belonged on a list of champions that includes 11 members of the World Golf Hall of Fame and global superstars such as Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods and Greg Norman.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:53

McGirt, whose only PGA Tour victory was the Memorial last season, hasn't had many of those at the Stadium Course. "So maybe I should have just taken it a bit easier over the weekend, but I was excited to get back, excited to get ready to play again, and so maybe just being a little over-keen was a detriment".

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:49

The Rangers have lost three of four since a 10-game winning streak, allowing an average of 9.7 runs in those three setbacks. "Excited, just to be back here", he said Thursday. The Mets, though, had a golden opportunity to win or at least tie the game when they put ducks on every pond, only to leave them all stranded when lefty Brad Hand struck out Curtis Granderson and Rene Rivera with a killer slow curve that fooled both batters, and then got Juan Lagares to fly out to right to end the ...

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:35

On a wider level, it was also a moment to cheer for the team's home city, grieving some 2,000 km away. Alex Ferguson believes Manchester United's Europa League triumph may have given the city a slight lift following Monday's devastating terrorist attack that killed 22 people.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:28

JERMAIN DEFOE is a notable absentee as Sunderland bow out of the Premier League with a visit to Chelsea . John Terry at Stamford Bridge , London , May 21. Me and the fans have a wonderful rapport and have done for 22 years. The Chelsea captain said an emotional goodbye to Stamford Bridge by arranging his own substitution after 26 minutes of last Sunday's clash with Sunderland .

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:22

Mourinho said that he felt his side were superior to Peter Bosz's Eredivisie squad and that their quality showed throughout the match, while also crediting Ajax for their performance. The only remaining was to win the UEFA Europa League . He said he agreed with UEFA's decision to play the match and he said the "tragedy" on Monday took some "happiness" from their achievement.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:24

The Warriors, who beat Cleveland for the title in 2015, swept the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference finals and host game one of the championship series in Oakland next Thursday. Late in the third quarter, James splashed a 3-pointer from the left wing and spun, holding a finger in the air. "They just stayed resilient all year, got to the playoffs, and we really stepped our game up", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:21

The odds , however, are stacked against the Gunners as they have been hit by a sudden injury crisis in defence. While he may have recovered, there remain significant concerns over his match fitness against the energetic Premier League champions, who scored 85 times in the process of securing a record 30 league victories, particularly given the potential for extra-time.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:23

As they celebrated defending their Eastern Conference title Thursday night, the Cleveland Cavaliers weren't ready to focus on defending their National Basketball Association championship. That continued on Friday, when the veteran forward gave his reasoning for rooting for the Cavaliers over the Warriors in the NBA Finals. "Injuries have been a part of why the games have been non-competitive".

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:09

Argentine soccer association (AFA) representatives have agreed to the rescission clause in Sampaoli's contract, which local media reported to be 1.5 million euros ($1.68 million). The AFA recently named a squad of players competing overseas for next month's worldwide friendlies but are keen to tie Sampaoli as soon as possible.

by | May 27, 2017 | 03:02

Murray said he was getting better at taking breaks throughout the season and was convinced he will be ready to go when the tournament begins on Sunday. I feel very lucky with that, I'm not complaining. "Every time that I am able to be back on this court brings me back to the past, back to fantastic moments that I had there", he tells CNN .

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:51

Here, Newsweek picks out the key topics the two men have been discussing. Gabriel hurt a knee against Everton and Wenger confirmed he faced two months of rehabilitation. "Because when you stay for so long time in the same team - and we're talking about a great team like Arsenal , not a simple team - we must consider him one of the best managers in history.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:48

Hamilton finished P8 while Bottas was tenth, both drivers over a second off Sebastian Vettel's P1 time. Vettel was the only man to put together a lap under one minute, 13 seconds with a blistering lap record 1:12.720 as the championship leader made a statement at the famous 3.337km street circuit.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:44

Another energy-sapping bout of sickness is the last thing the 30 year-old needs as he tries to salvage a terrible start to the year with a strong run at Roland Garros . World number two Djokovic , who is about to begin the defence of his French Open title, said he originally only sought out Agassi's contact details so he could thank him for his support as his career threatened to hit the skids earlier this year.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:44

Fans will be able to take photos with the Warriors' 2017 Western Conference Championship trophy at the Warriors Team Store location at Oracle Arena from 10:00 5:00 p.m. And all of those nine teams carried familiar faces or names along with them: Shaq, Kobe, Tim Duncan, Lebron, 'Sheed (Okay, that last one is a reach, but any time you can throw Rasheed Wallace into a post, you do it).

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:39

On the Spurs' Facebook page, he said : "We have seven new players this year". They will appear in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year and will face the victor of the ongoing Eastern Conference Finals showdown between the Boston Celtics and the defending NBA champions Cleveland Cavaliers .

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:41

It was not the send-off Hornets manager Walter Mazzarri had wanted, having been informed he was surplus to requirements last week. "We have to have to work harder next season to reduce that gap". Mazzarri was still passionate enough to attract a touchline lecture from referee Jon Moss, and it might have improved his temper when Aguero missed a sitter that would have given him his hat-trick.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:39

Asked to give a reason for Boston's second half problems, Celtics coach Brad Stevens had a simple answer: " Kyrie Irving and LeBron James ". There was too much jubilation and joy in the Cavs' locker room to wade into that territory.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:36

Following a prolonged period plagued by injury and poor results at major tournaments, this year's French Open might provide the flawless stage for Rafael Nadal to return to the form only he knows best. Becker believes he will be vulnerable at the French Open , especially in the early rounds. Many players would cite Wimbledon as the toughest to win for that reason alone.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:35

Mauricio Pochettino claims there was no better way to farewell White Hart Lane than Tottenham's 2-1 victory over Manchester United on Sunday night. Wayne Rooney will go down as the ground's last ever scorer after his late consolation for United, but nothing could dampen the spirits of the Spurs' fans and their manager.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:35

Vettel edged past the pole-sitting Hamilton at the first corner, but the British driver overtook Vettel's Ferrari with more than 20 laps left while running on a faster set of tires as Mercedes' pit strategy paid off. "The start was not good enough, I got a bit of wheelspin". Unfortunately for the Ferrari man, Hamilton made the most of a tire advantage to get ahead on lap 44 and maintain the lead to the end of the race.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:26

That's a major statement for two veterans who lost Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final as teammates with the Vancouver Canucks just six years ago. Fisher sustained what appeared to be a head injury in Game 4 of the Western Conference Final.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:24

James played in his 212th career postseason game on Thursday night, when the Cavaliers beat the Celtics 135-102 in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference finals to advance to the NBA Finals. This victory gave the Cleveland Cavaliers a 3-1 National Basketball Association playoff win in the Eastern Conference and they had to recover from a 16-point deficit to make this happen.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:23

File image of Rafael Nadal . The 30-year-old has already reached the magical 10 titles number this year at the claycourt events in Monte Carlo and Barcelona . "I definitely see him as probably the number one favourite for this title". Agassi who's career finished in 2006 US Open, will join the Serbian in Paris for the French Open which begins next week.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:21

Lewis Hamilton was at a loss to explain what went wrong with his Mercedes vehicle in the second practice session at the ongoing Monaco Grand Prix on Thursday (25 May). "I want to beat him in the auto because when he's at his best and I beat him, that says what it needs to say rather than having him on the back foot".

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:14

Alonso , the twice Formula One world champion who is skipping the Monaco Grand Prix to chase Indy 500 glory, has provided a captivating storyline that has dominated the build-up to Monday's (NZ time) race . "You have to do it instantly really because this is a very unique weekend in the sense we have two races ", pointed out Pigot of the series' lone doubleheader.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:10

Fans at Quicken Loans arena went wild as LeBron James hit a three point shot against the Celtics to become the all-time National Basketball Association playoff points leader, passing Michael Jordan . "I'm going to be honest, I'm not in the right mind to even talk about Golden State", LeBron James said after scoring 35 poin. With the win the Cavs get another chance at the Warriors .

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:07

Late in the first overtime of a tied 2-2 game, the Penguins rushed Craig Anderson and the Senators net. For just the fourth time in National Hockey League history, a Game 7 has gone into overtime in a semifinal or conference final.

by | May 27, 2017 | 02:04

The first change announced on Tuesday was the new length for overtime periods in preseason and regular season games. This will only increase the likelihood of games resulting in ties. The league will allow players to celebrate touchdowns in groups again, use the ball as a prop and celebrate on the ground. Former New Orleans Saints receiver Joe Horn helped change the touchdown rules when, in 2003, he scored and ran toward the goal post where he'd hidden a cell phone.