Nadal made a fast start to claim the first set with little trouble, and despite an improved showing from Djokovic in the second, it was the Spaniard who claimed the win and a place in Sunday's final against Dominic Thiem or Pablo Cuevas who meet in Saturday's second semi-final from 8.30pm on Sky Sports 3.
Resolute and cool under pressure, Kim used a bogey-free final round to collect his biggest victory by finishing 72 holes on 10-under 278. (AP) - Si Woo Kim of South Korea became the youngest victor of The Players Championship with a game and nerves well beyond his 21 years.
However, the former Chelsea boss has chose to show loyalty above logic and has revealed one key decision over his team selection. Mourinho walked out of an interview after United's 2-1 loss to Tottenham on Sunday, taking issue with a question looking ahead to the 2017-18 Premier League campaign.
The Capitals won back-to-back games to force Game 7 at the Verizon Center, and look to have momentum on their side for the deciding game. Evgeni Malkin, though, had other ideas after Game 6 . "He just wants to win with that group and he'll do whatever is asked of him to win with that group, and that's a strong message (to his teammates)". Nicklas Backstrom is leading the Capitals with six goals and 13 points, but it has been the depth players doing the most damage lately.
The back story. Years ago Harden began celebrating by doing his infamous cooking dance, one that swept Houston with popularity and began spreading around the National Basketball Association. Jonathon Simmons filled in nicely for Leonard, scoring 18 points and hounding the Rockets on defense. There was a sense, however, that as rapidly as the Rockets took to D'Antoni's offense, they can grow just by having a second season running it together.
I don't want the players to feel like that. I don't think the board feels like that because we work very hard. Because we work very hard. I have probably worked, this season, harder than ever. I don't know. The referee didn't see it? Having appeared in all of United's knockout games with Saint-Etienne, FC Rostov and Anderlecht, Romero once again proved himself more than capable during a two-legged semi-final affair against Celta Vigo.
Chapman later told the media that he has been receiving treatment for a few weeks now, but according to Cashman (and also manager Joe Girardi), there was no indication from the closer until Friday night that whatever was bothering him was too much to handle.
Team Sky's Thomas, second at the start of the day, finished over five minutes behind new race leader Quintana. Fellow Brit, Adam Yates, who rides for Orica-Scott who was involved in the crash began the race in third. Numerous top GC favourites lost large amounts of time on the stage, several because they were caught in a crash caused by a police moto (see more below).
Yes, the NBA Playoffs have been very predictable. It's been a long time since the Spurs beat a higher seed in the playoffs, period. You can make a case for the Cavs and Warriors both being undefeated entering the NBA Finals. "We are playing one of the best teams like almost ever, last year (73) wins, made it to the Finals, this year (67) whatever", Ginobili said. I don't think too much about carrying over this, that, or the other.
The hosts had needed only a draw to preserve their Premier League status, but secured all three after Christian Benteke's 17th goal of the season was followed by Luka Milivojevic's penalty and a Patrick Van Aanholt strike. "We put the boys at the first to believe and fight until this moment". Clement took over a team who had won only three league matches when he was appointed on January 3.
No doubt the guys in Oakland were happy to see and hear from Kerr, who hasn't been around the team much recently. He's the leader of this thing. "It's great any time you can hear his voice, see his face", Warriors guard Steph Curry said. "I hope he's feeling better". Popovich said the All-Star forward was "absolutely" a full participant in practice Saturday. "We want him around and it's good for him to be around", Brown told The Mercury News .
He saved all six break opportunities he conceded to Nadal in the first set, but the fifth-ranked Spaniard took control of the tiebreaker under the closed roof on center court. This was the 3rd meeting between these two, Nick stunned Rafa at Wimbledon in 2014 and he also made him run for his money past year in Rome, winning the opening set before Nadal managed to turn the match into his favor.
The Warriors still have a ways to go, but even with tougher competition awaiting, we should all keep in mind that they were missing their best player for several games, and are still without their head coach. That victory would ultimately lead the Cavs past the Pistons in the 2007 Eastern Conference Finals. I'm gonna say it one more time. The Cavs will face the Boston Celtics or Washington Wizards for a spot in the NBA Finals.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger's 50th north London derby ended in a fifth defeat in six away games, leaving his side six points off the Champions League slots in sixth place. Spurs move back to within four points of Chelsea, who had earlier won 3-0 at Everton. "But I know it's an interesting subject for the media". The breakthrough however came in the 55th minute as Alli scored his s 21st goal of the season via a predatory strike.
All we can do now is wait to see what happens when Hull go to Crystal Palace and there is a lot of pressure on both those teams now. And Clement said of Swansea's travelling fans: "I'm glad we can send them home with smiles on their faces".
He added: "The mindset of the players, the coaching staff and of the club is to go after the two titles we are still involved in". He's not a right-back either, though. Enrique said: "It is a game of huge difficulty". Simply click on this link and follow the simple step-by-step instructions to watch Las Palmas v Barcelona .
Liverpool's performances of late have visibly drifted from the explosive attacking football that granted the team such an impressive start to the season yet they have also earned key away wins. "I've had some really good moments this year but I think we're better than we are [in the table]". Elimination against Celta Vigo would be a disaster for United, who would then go into their game against Tottenham on Sunday needing a victory just to keep alive any chance they had of qualifying for next ...
Never quitting. A lot of people doubted us in this series , after going down 2-0. "All we ask for is a Game 7, 50-50". Washington's Bradley Beal had 33 points and Wall scored 26 despite shooting nine of 25 from the field. Not one team has taken the series back to the other team's place when faced with the edge of oblivion. He's been doing it all year for them. "Their season was on the line", he said.
If all of those factors points in the Raptors favour, perhaps we could be looking at a better-feeling 2-1 series lead for the Cavs and a pseudo-meaningful Game 4 on Sunday. Cory Joseph made his first playoff start in Lowry's place, but finished with just four points. Lowry missed 21 games late in the regular season after undergoing wrist surgery.
After Danica Patrick and Joey Logano collided with 68 laps to go, Almirola (in the 43 car) came careening toward them and smashed into Logano as flames flew everywhere. After she was checked out, Patrick wasn't happy with Logano. "I just don't understand why so much bad luck happens". This is the last thing you want to see is a big hit for anyone.