Trainer Mark Casse said Classic Empire was a better horse Saturday than he had been two weeks earlier. The early pace was typical - 23.16, 46.81, 1:11.00 - not fast, not slow, and both horses seemed relaxed down the backstretch. Always Dreaming was the first to throw in the towel, surrendering the lead to Classic Empire midway around the final turn."We didn't have an excuse", said Todd Pletcher, who trains Always Dreaming .
Not that manager Mourinho was in any mood to share his views ahead of a game which has a place in the Champions League at stake. "Our main goalscorer, Zlatan (Ibrahimovic), has had major knee surgery, as has a top central defender in Marcos Rojo".
Kansas City's Salvador Perez hit two home runs in the second game of the twin bill and tied the franchise record for home runs in a doubleheader with three. Kansas City's win in the first game snapped a seven-game losing streak against Minnesota. Brian Dozier has added five homers and 13 RBI in 2017. He gave up two runs, five hits and three walks with four strikeouts.
United boss Mourinho reached the milestone of games in England's top flight on Sunday and his side marked the occasion by recording a 2-0 win over Palace at Old Trafford. "He scored a hat-trick last Monday, he had two similar goals in that, and you could see his confidence from that game", said young team mate Demitri Mitchell.
Thanks to a big night from oafish backup center guy Kelly Olynyk, the Boston Celtics took Game 7 from the Washington Wizards tonight, 115-105, and won the honor of trying to stop LeBron James and the Cavs. Washington did a better job of isolating Thomas in the post, but they didn't punish him enough and nobody besides Beal could hit a shot. The second Game 7 of the 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs did not disappoint.
Golden State Warriors center Zaza Pachulia slid under a jump-shot from Kawhi Leonard in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, causing Leonard to suffer an ankle injury after landing on Pachulia's foot. I care about him off the floor. Easily and relentlessness, LeBron James and his teammates imposed their will on top-seeded but overmatched Boston , which just days earlier had been filled with optimism after beating Washington in seven games and then winning the National Basketball ...
In his first career start against the A's last season on September 4 at the Coliseum, Rodriguez had a no-hitter through 7 2/3 innings before giving up an infield single on a comebacker to Marcus Semien . It was his fifth blast of the season in just 21 games and came in his 47th at-bat. Manaea (2-3) allowed two earned runs in five innings. The Tennessee native has walked six batters over his last three starts after issuing just three free passes over his previous four appearances.
In the previous two playoffs, Wilson had been producing at just below a point per game pace. The team might also be without the services of goalie John Gibson , who left Saturday's game with a lower-body injury but will be re-evaluated on Monday.
She wasn't caught because she wouldn't be caught. "I'm very happy to play well", Kim said. Ariya, who won the tournament past year, needed at least a top-seven effort and a poor showing by Ko to claim number one while Ryu would have needed a fourth-place finish to dethrone the Kiwi after her top-10 effort.
Given Broncos coach Wayne Bennett's insistence that Milford travel with his side to face the Warriors in New Zealand on Saturday if named on an extended bench as cover for Thurston, former Maroons five-eighth Ben Ikin suggested on Fox Sports that the selection tactic could have been used to circumvent Bennett's concerns.
Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been named Player of the Year by the Premier League on Sunday, adding a third individual accolade to a list of achievements this season. "Five years ago, I wasn't even professional, so to receive this kind of award means I am the kind of player I can not even imagine". In total five Chelsea players were nominated by the 340-strong FWA membership, with Hazard, David Luiz, Diego Costa and Cesar Azpilicueta also receiving votes.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema gave Madrid a comfortable final game win at La Rosaleda , meaning that Barcelona's comeback 4-2 win at home to Eibar at the Camp Nou mattered little in the end. If Real beat Juventus in Cardiff, they will become the first team to successfully defend the Champions League. "Being first after 38 games, for me it is the happiest day of my professional life, for sure.
Real Madrid secured their 33rd La Liga crown on Sunday with their 2-0 win at Malaga, finishing three points above Barcelona and ending a five-year spell without a league title. And Messi rounded off the scoring with his 53rd goal of the season in stoppage time. "Later we will prepare for the final". Malaga have issued a warning in a public statement that says the anti-violence will fine anyone who goes on the field before, during or after the game €3,500.
While West Ham claimed 11th, Burnley concluded the season in 16th place, which is likely to come as a disappointment to manager Sean Dyche after an otherwise excellent nine months. The Hammers took time to settle after their move to the Olympic Stadium and injuries then undermined their progress. "I thought they grew into the game and countered well, and they have some good quality, and maybe they had to respond to a poor result last week".
Officially, the Anaheim Ducks were outshot 40-20 by the Nashville Predators in Game 3 on Tuesday night. Roman Josi delivered the go-ahead goal late in the third period. Ritchie also scored the victor in game seven against the Edmonton Oilers to advance the Ducks to the National Hockey League semi-finals. "He steps up throughout the season, and especially when it's most important in the playoffs when the team is just itching for a goal, he finds a way to come through with one".
El Shaarawy - who is of Egyptian origin - put Roma in the lead for the first time in the match just before the hour mark, as Chievo struggled to contain their opponents' lethal wingers. That took Roma's tally to 87 league goals, matching the club record it set in 1931. Although the 2006 World Cup victor has yet to officially confirm the news himself, it is widely expected that he will hang up his boots at the end of the season.
Despite a solid 23 wins and 75 points on the season, they finished in fifth place in the Premier League, just losing out to Liverpool, who finished with 76 points, for the fourth spot. Four players were given their first league starts by Mourinho and his youthful side beat Crystal Palace 2-0. Leicester was in danger of relegation during its woeful defense of the title it won so unexpectedly a year ago.
Day shot 2-under 68, one shot better than eventual victor Horschel in the final round, however a disappointing bogey on the par 4 12 hole, where he made par in the three rounds prior, pegged him back to an equal finish at the end of 72 holes.
Next season there is a new goal of the Champions League. An improved contract offer is likely, especially as Inter Milan covet the former Juventus and Italy boss. Conte was fearless enough to switch to 3-4-3 and Chelsea never looked back as he got the best out of players who needed a new motivator and master tactician to get them firing on all cylinders - and someone who could inject an all-for-one mentality.
With Thomas out, the Celtics will likely start Marcus Smart at point guard. I think ultimately they were terrific, we were poor. The Celtics are down 2-0 to the Cavs after a pair of blowout losses. Washington that was one shy of John Havlicek's franchise postseason record. Most important, I just hope he's better. "He's a tough guy, and for him to have to sit is really hard".
Harrop was teed up by Paul Pogba but had lots of work to do after 15 minutes at Old Trafford , cutting inside Palace defender Martin Kelly to create an opening for himself. With very few shots between either team, substitutions played more of a prominent fixture in the game, with both Pogba and Jesse Lingard making way for the home outfit.
Hull skipper Michael Dawson said: "Marco Silva has done a fantastic job since he came in". The Portuguese boss, 39, is out of contract in the summer and he refused to commit his future to the club , with recent reports linking him to Watford.
It was Hamilton's second win of the season, and cuts Vettel's lead to six points as the big two pull clear of the pack in what's looking to be a dramatic fight for the 2017 championship. "It was a shame, but it was a nice race". Vettel seized the initiative by passing pole-sitter Hamilton into Turn One but Mercedes turned the tables by switching strategies and pitting their driver for the second time under the virtual safety vehicle.
A hat-trick against Hull made it 29 Premier League goals, earning the 23-year-old the golden boot for the second year in a row. Tottenham carved Hull apart whenever it took their fancy and Kane completed his second hat-trick in four days midway through the second half.
It was a really very bad day.it was really windy", Nadal said. Playing his first match after firing his whole coaching staff, Novak Djokovic struggled. Goffin, who has 27 victories, was trying to make it to his third final this season. Their second encounter was at the Internazionali BNL d'Italia in Rome and after Kyrgios won the first set, Nadal came back to win the match .
Pletcher's previous Derby victor, Super Saver, also finished eighth in the Preakness and then skipped the Belmont. Not really, because even though Cloud Computing's profile didn't fit that of the typical Preakness victor, if anybody could have pulled off this training feat, it was Brown.
Diego Simeone has expressed his desire to continue as head coach at Atletico Madrid in a move that should disappoint a number of his high-profile suitors. Angel Correa sealed the match in the 89th minute with a third. The visitors almost pulled one back early in the second half when Aymeric Laporte beat his marker in the air after Benat Etxebarria's cross, Jan Oblak only just able to push the ball over the crossbar.
The mouthwatering middleweight showdown between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Kazakh knockout king Gennady Golovkin is on, and Oscar de la Hoya says a stream of global venues are interested. Chavez, who has a four inch (10 cm) height advantage, was booed during and after the fight by the Vegas crowd. "So get [Alvarez] some rounds, keep him busy, make a lot of money, also use it to build the Triple G fight, because if you have a dominant performance, which is what I figured it would be, now you ...
For the record, Man United broke the world record transfer fee last summer spending 100 million euros on bringing Paul Pogba from Juventus. But vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said this week that Monaco will only sell their academy product if he asks to leave.
Maybe I can bring [academy coach] Nicky Butt and his team to play against Crystal Palace and hopefully Palace doesn't need a game to stay in the division because it would be very, very bad if they needed the points for us to play with the under-23s.
I think ultimately they were terrific, we were poor. I thought we hit a couple of shots early to kind of stem the tide of the initial run. As bad as it is for us and our group right now, like you said, it's not over yet. The Cavaliers now return home with a chance to finish off the Celtics in Cleveland in games three and hour. The win was the Cavaliers' 13th straight in the playoffs, dating back to the last three games of the finals a year ago.
Late in the third quarter, down 14 points, the Argentine legend gave the home crowd in San Antonio a treat when he brilliantly nutmegged David West and went on to draw a foul while driving to the basket. Those are the types of shots that, when they are falling, make Golden State even more hard to beat. A moment of silence will also be held for Deem prior to Saturday's San Antonio FC game.
Gomes was also the first Premier League player to have been born in the 21st century. Following the Palace win, United players performed a lap of appreciation for supporters with club captain Wayne Rooney having played what could prove to be his last game for the club, picked out for a special ovation by Old Trafford fans.
The Spurs were dealt another injury blow early in the game. The Golden State Warriors have been so dominant since Kawhi Leonard injured his ankle, first off the foot of his own teammate and then by rolling it on Zaza Pachulia's leg. SAN ANTONIO Wounded and wobbly, the Spurs , trailing 2-0 in the series and clawing from behind in the third quarter, needed one more forceful shove to push their fading season onto life support.
Tough under any circumstances when you're facing a Golden State team with four All-Stars and more weapons than an armory that has lost only one game in just over two months. "We blew a great opportunity in Game 1 with turnovers, 31 points off of turnovers is not a good thing". "I just play", Durant said. They were clicking on all cylinders and with Leonard out of the lineup, the Spurs had no chance from the start.
That means the centre-back will be suspended for the FA Cup final at Wembley, a massive blow for the Gunners' hopes of ending the season with a trophy, while he will also miss the opening two league matches of next season. "Gabriel overstretched his knee, he will have a scan tomorrow and we will see the damage". Arsenal's win did not prove enough to earn them a Champions League spot on the final day of the season as Liverpool's victory over Middlesbrough confirmed their spot in the top four.
The now-familiar ominous hush fell over Honda Center, but the Ducks got going in an unlikely scenario. "I don't think this time of the year you can have excuses", Hampus Lindholm said. It'll be interesting to see whether Silfverberg's playoff performance makes it harder for the Ducks to leave him unprotected in the expansion draft.
On Thursday, Jay Howard (the 2006 Indy Lights champion with a dozen career Indycar starts making a comeback with Schmidt-Peterson Motorsports) finally upped the ante to 226.744mph. The McLaren driver will now eight other drivers, including Carpenter, in a nine-car shoot-out for pole position. I think we deal with that today.
The much talked about Angel Gomes, who will become Man United's youngest ever Premier League player when he comes off the bench, is also involved in the squad. Pogba pointed to the sky after scoring his goal. "This maximum we could have possibly played is 66!" That the 21-year-old added his name to the history books is impressive enough, but having done so in his senior debut for the Red Devils means it's a goal that Harrop will surely never forget.
Not on Giuseppe Marotta and Fabio Paratici's watch, however. What I'm trying to say is that June 3 is going to be one hell of a Champions League final. But to help overcome the total is "asses" are quite capable, " Juventus ". While the Frenchman struggled in Manchester, his successor quickly became a key figure alongside Sami Khedira.