Indeed reports on Saturday had claimed Neymar could travel to Madrid while Luis Enrique had admitted he had plans for the game with and without the Brazilian. In a match in which fortunes kept shifting between the two sides, Messi scored in the 94th minute, the last minute of the match , to put Barcelona 3-2 ahead of their rivals at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Speaking to the media the day after the impressive win, the Portuguese skipper insisted there was one moment, in particular, he knew Madrid would win - and it wasn't Martinez's sending off. "In the second half It was going to be ours". "We don't have a big chance, but it's still a chance - we're still alive", said Ancelotti. We got the ball moving better, created clear chances, but we didn't have that little bit of luck that you always need.
Despite Griffin's injury, the Clippers pulled off a 111-106 victory to take a 2-1 series lead. With Austin Rivers set to return in game 4, this is nearly a must win for the Jazz, because beating the Clippers without Gobert becomes so much harder when Rivers makes his return.
Stuttgart offered Sharapova a wildcard entry because she no longer has a world ranking - a move that angered some players. Sharapova, the five-time Grand Slam champion was handed a wildcard into the event. "Not for those suspended for doping". Sharapova was originally banned for two years following a positive test for the newly-banned drug Meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open but the sanction was reduced to 15 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Mats Zuccarello scored a PPG and then converted a great feed from Kevin Hayes to make it 2-1. Then, there was the Henrik Lundqvist factor. That fired up the Madison Square Garden crowd that was raucous during the national anthems but had been silenced by the Rangers' lackluster play in the first period.
Westbrook had 22 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists, but made just six of 23 shots and had nine turnovers. The Thunder were blasted by James Harden and the Rockets 118-87. "They didn't particularly shoot the ball the way they wanted in the first half, but they stuck with it, and this is the playoffs and that's what it's all about", Andre Roberson said.
The draw with Mainz capped a week to forget for the Bundesliga league leaders following Tuesday's Champions League quarter-final exit at the hands of Real Madrid. Mainz was awarded a penalty five minutes later after Yoshinori Muto was fouled by Joshua Kimmich inside the box. Bojan Krkic gave Mainz the lead after three minutes making no mistake in a one-on-one with the goalkeeper Sven Ulreich , after an error from Arturo Vidal.
It was the first homer at Safeco as a visiting player for the 43-year-old Ichiro, who last went deep there April 18, 2012. Chen has allowed just one baserunner, when Robinson Cano worked a 10-pitch walk in the fourth inning. The runners held when Gordon tried for a bunt, but Gallardo buried a first-pitch fastball to Realmuto, which got past catcher Carlos Ruiz for a run-scoring wild pitch and a 2-0 lead.
In the first half, Beverley landed at the feet of Scaramucci and immediately pointed to referee Scott Foster and complained about Scaramucci. After the game, Beverley approached Scaramucci, who was sitting behind the basket, and they got into a heated discussion.
But they needed extra time - and some questionable officiating - to beat 10-man Bayern 4-2 on Tuesday to seal a 6-3 aggregate win. After all, regardless of who scores the goals, football is all about collective effort. "It's too early to think about that, but hopefully that's what we will achieve in the end", said Ronaldo. After the semi-final draw was made on Friday, one of the club's official Twitter accounts posted an image that tells you exactly what the Bavarians make of their absence.
The largest halftime deficit overcome to win a playoff game had been 21 points by Baltimore against Philadelphia in 1948. James' three-pointer gave Cleveland a 103-102 lead, and Kyle Korver made two free throws with 19.1 seconds left for a 105-102 lead.
The 70-year-old former world number one was reportedly heard to say to the umpire: "What's your f***ing problem?". It was reported that the controversial ex-tennis player "called both Anne Keothavong and Jo Konta "a f***ing b****" as he was leaving court".
Hernandez's death has officially been ruled a suicide . Officials noted there were no signs of a struggle and Hernandez was alone in his cell at the time. Dan Bennett, the state's secretary for Public Safety and Security, released a statement on Thursday in response to Baez's claims. Now that asphyxiation by hanging has been confirmed, the brain is being turned over to the family.
An exhuasted Leonard lost the ball out of bounds, Memphis entered the bonus, and Conley added another point to the Grizzlies lead before Leonard hit a three to get the Spurs back within one with 0:22 left. Kawhi Leonard scored 43 on 14 of 30 shooting, while Tony Parker had 22 points. Manu Ginobili was 0 of 5 himself and finished without a point. There were times the San Antonio Spurs players took bad shots.
French striker Anthony Martial, recently challenged to improve his approach by the manager, replaced Ibrahimovic for extra time on Thursday and could now be given a bigger chance to stake his claim. Asked if that was a realistic expectation of the pair, Mourinho added: "If they have a insane mentality like I have, they would (play); if they are safe thinking and they are surrounded by people with the same mentality as they have, it takes more time, it is more cautious".
T.J. Oshie opened the scoring in the first period and Auston Matthews answered for Toronto in the second, causing plenty of angst for both fan bases in a series the Capitals were favored to win. The second assist on the Stone goal went to Derick Brassard, the former New York Ranger who was picked up in a trade last summer to add depth to the team.
The Aussie pack: Finch's top order assault paved the way for Gujurat's second victory of the tournament, with fellow Aussie James Faulkner , a surprise omissing from Australia's Champions Trophy squad this week, making his first appearance in this year's tournament for the Lions.
Pat Nevin believes Jose Mourinho's extensive knowledge of Chelsea proved the Blues' downfall at Old Trafford on Sunday. Premier League leaders Chelsea's advantage over second-placed Tottenham has been cut to four points with six games to go and Cahill has acknowledged they can not afford to slip up again.
Willian was surprisingly substituted on 61 minutes with the score level - but late goals from Hazard and Nemanja Matic ensured Spurs suffered their seventh consecutive semi-final defeat. We are in a process of trying to improve, if we can not win the FA Cup this season we will try again next season. "Alli is a highly intelligent player - the kind of number 10 we have been craving in England for years, and bemoaning the fact we have not got one".
Watt. One of the main rationales is because of the club's newly-re-hired assistant coach Lance Murphy, who is the running back's coach at Stanford University for the past three years. What we're getting out of college football is more of scatback that can catch the ball well, 200-210 or 212 pounds, they catch the ball well in the pass game, they understand the pass game and they're all space players, " Mayock said.