He logged 108 laps to further his Indianapolis Motor Speedway education. If Hildebrand were to come out victorious in this year's running of the "Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the media would have plenty of stories to tell. Not to mention in a vehicle that's set up for minimum down-force and the lowest level of resistance through the air, wanting to fly off into space in every corner it reaches.
We are of course talking about Louis van Gaal, who, despite leaving Old Trafford having delivered the FA Cup last season, failed to convince the club's hierarchy that his brand of pass-it-sideways-and-see-what-happens football was moving them in the right direction (ie: forward).
They will host Western Conference champion Nashville in Game 1 on Monday night. Though they tied for the fewest points in the 16-team playoff field (94), the Predators are risky and very much for real after steamrolling through the Western Conference playoffs, never trailing at any point in series wins over Chicago, St.
Cleveland slogged their way to a 51-31 record in which LeBron James complained about his supporting cast and the team as a whole treated defense with indifference. We're finally here. Sort of... Already, the back-and-forth has begun. Last year, Tyronn Lue took over as the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers midseason.
Losing the Europa League final is a prospect that doesn't bear thinking about at Manchester United . But, with only four Champions League positions available, two were inevitably doomed to failure: Chelsea is in next year's competition as England champion, joined by Tottenham, Manchester City and Liverpool, which secured the last available slot in the final game of the season Sunday.
The Frenchman claimed the triumph was one of his proudest moments, alongside the 2003-04 Arsenal team that won the title without losing a single league game. And scored his 30th goal of the season. Chelsea - who trailed 1-0 to Alexis Sanchez's controversial opener - looked down and out when Victor Moses was sent off on 68 minutes after picking up a second yellow card for diving.
Carlsson's one-over effort dropped him two strokes adrift, level with Henrik Stenson , Lee Westwood , Branden Grance and An Byeong-hun. The 44-year-old Englishman's sparkling run helped him complete a 72 and elevated him to joint third along with Italian Francesco Molinari (74), three shots behind Dodt.
Goins then tossed it to second baseman Devon Travis , who then threw a laser to Justin Smoak at first and he then tagged out a lolly-gagging Mazara. Justin Smoak and Kendrys Morales also connected, and Aaron Loup (2-0) pitched 1 1/3 innings for the win.
A Juve win against Real Madrid in Cardiff on June 3 would see the Italian giants face United in the UEFA Super Cup and Pogba welcomed that potential clash. Ajax , fielding the youngest starting lineup in a European final, were expected to make a quick start as they did in their 4-1 win over Olympique Lyonnais in their semi-final first leg.
Lewandowski went into the final round of matches one ahead of his rival at the top of the scoring charts, but the Polish striker fired a blank in Bayern Munich's 4-1 win over Freiburg at the Allianz Arena to leave the door ajar. "It is just great". His season ends with 31 goals and two assists in 31 league appearances. For Dortmund, in a season that's fell a bit short of expectations, lifting the German Cup could prove to be a salvage act, and they'll certainly be up for the encounter ...
Aberdeen's lead lasted just two minutes as Armstrong hauled Celtic level . "Even at a big club like Celtic , I have not managed to win the Scottish Cup". James has played a lot this season , Patrick (Roberts ) got into the team and did very well and it was hard for James to get in. "We have tried to remove the emotion of it all, as we have done for a lot of the season", said the Ulsterman (below), who confirmed striker Moussa Dembele is available again after recovering from a ...
Xabi Alonso and Tom Starke also played their last games for the club, while the German club have already stated that Lahm will be inducted into the club's Hall of Fame. Aged 33, one can question if Lahm still has it in him to play a couple of years more, but he has earned this retirement. After all, with a World Cup in his bag and having achieved the historic "treble" for Bayern in 2013 under Jupp Heynckes, Lahm deserves a break before we see him in a new avatar.
But then when you look at a situation, most people have never reached greatness. But it can't all be sunshine and lollipops. The Celtics made some noise near the end of the first half, but Irving scored Cleveland's first 11 points in the first 3:18 of the second half before two baskets by James ballooned the lead to 25 with 6:39 left in the third quarter.
There was still the occasional mistakes and lapses in concentration but, for the most part, Luiz was one of the Premier League's best defenders, last season. " Chelsea are back in the Champions League next season and I am looking forward to playing in it again". I don't like to stay always with the easy life, so that's why I took the risk and today I am very happy.
There will be no contract talks before next weekend's showdown and Allegri insists his future will not be determined by the outcome in Cardiff. "We have Cardiff and, from Monday, we will prepare only to win". "The team did well, even though it took until their goal for us to really wake up". Juventus moved seven points clear of second-placed Roma, which hosts Genoa on Sunday in the final match of Francesco Totti's 25-year career with the Giallorossi.
We also need to acknowledge the new system that Conte has brought in and expected his players to adopt straight away in the middle of a key part in the season. Just before half time, Cesar Azpilicueta restored Chelsea's lead and it seemed when contest would soon end when Michy Batshuayi added a third just after the break in the 49th minute.
Ian Parmley (1-0) got the win with two innings of scoreless, two-hit relief while Mike Miller (0-1) took the loss in the International League game. Of course not, but having a top rotation could reduce the need for run support while the Red Sox attempt to either get their current lineup to produce more runs or make a move to bring in more offense.
He then gave up four runs in five innings in Los Angeles and six in four innings against the Nationals. "I looked back, watched a ton of video and tried to get back to when I was good", the second-year pitcher said. Rivero struck out Aaron Altherr with two outs and two aboard in the eighth. The Phillies dropped game two of the series 6-3 with the bats and starting pitching coming up short.
In Colorado's first two stops of the road trip, the Rockies jumped on the host team to win the first game. But Holland was the last pitcher standing at the end. Senzatela's biggest pitch came in the fourth inning. Amarista hit his first homer of the season as a pinch hitter on April 29 at Arizona, ending a streak of 251 at-bats without a homer since last August 3.
The 2015 NBA champions won a record 73 regular-season games, and Stephen Curry was the first player to unanimously win the NBA MVP Award. Last year, Cleveland became the first team in NBA Finals history to come back after trailing the series 3-1.
Former Chelsea striker Chris Sutton is backing his former club to complete the Double against Arsenal in the FA Cup Final, claiming the gap between the sides is "enormous". We are sorry for any disappointment this causes but it is in everyone's best interests". " Chelsea Football Club will also make a donation to a fund supporting the victims of this horrific attack".
Wenger's Arsenal side could salvage something from a season in which they failed to finish in the Premier League's top four for the first time since he took charge in 1996 if they deny league champions Chelsea the double at Wembley .
Wenger did not give any further hints on his immediate future, insisting he did not know whether the cup final would be his last match in charge of Arsenal . The news comes as a huge blow to Arsenal , who are hoping to salvage a disappointing season - that saw them finish fifth in the Premier League and miss out on Champions League qualification - with FA Cup success.
I don't think the board feels like that. I probably worked harder than ever this season. "I don't think it's consistent, the atmosphere, the enthusiasm", he said. "They are two fantastic goalkeepers ". The Premier League side booked their place in the final of the competition, following a victory over Celta Vigo last night.
You're under pressure after his serve nearly every time . Djokovic led the head-to-head 26-23 and the Serb was on a seven-match winning streak, indeed an 11-12 run, against Nadal , and what's more, he had won their last three on clay.
In somewhat cloudy and warm conditions, Hamilton was.200 of a second clear of Vettel. The Englishman, who won here back in 2009, started the session almost six seconds off the pace as he got use to the wider and more physically demanding nature of this year's auto.
The Englishman was speaking on BBC Five Live and was explaining that some players just feel they have gone as far as they can at a club. Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino stresses that the club will keep hold of all their key players this summer.
Jose Ramirez was the only Indians batter to put the ball in play in the first two innings, and he was retired on a diving catch by center field Billy Hamilton to end the second. Adelman will make his eighth appearance of the season, his seventh straight start. Cincinnati answered the following inning in identical fashion on Adam Duvall's two-run shot off Indians starter Trevor Bauer.
But it was enough to give the 2014 pink jersey victor, who saw Dumoulin make a "rookie mistake" and struggle throughout the fourth of five days in the mountains, the race lead two days before the 100th edition finishes in Milan. He shook hands with Nibali before the stage started, but Italy's two-time victor was quickly involved when Movistar put the pedal to the metal on the descent of the first climb.
There wasn't much offense from the Giants . Xander Bogaerts and Deven Marrero hit their first home runs of the season helping Boston to their fourth straight win. Maeda turned and fired to shortstop Corey Seager, who stepped on second base ahead of Carpenter and then got Molina at first. Mike Leake allowed four hits over eight innings and Yadier Molina homered, leading the St.
However, given the close relationship between the two, United could still yet look to keep him. Thousands of fans have arrived in Sweden to cheer United on and the man who was last week voted our Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year, Ander Herrera , has highlighted three key attributes of the crowd.
Ginobili unselfishly agreed to come off the bench for more than a decade, an act that made the Spurs one of the great National Basketball Association teams . Meanwhile, in a column by Andrew Lynch of Fox Sports , it was mentioned that ruling out Leonard for Game 4 is pretty much the wiser decision to make, considering that they are already down by three games in a best-of-seven series.
Looking for a spark, the Boston Red Sox promoted Sam Travis from Triple-A Pawtucket before Tuesday's game against the Baltimore Orioles . The former Indiana Hoosier played the hot corner in his amateur days, but his lack of arm strength resulted in a move to first where Travis has transitioned quite well.
He's also a former GLORY light heayyweight champion and GLORY light heavyweight tournament champion, as well as a world, Dutch and European muay Thai champion. Since that time, Saki has remained focused on his kickboxing career but now it appears he's ready to pursue mixed martial arts full time as part of the UFC roster.
And then you feel really uncomfortable because you think 'OK, maybe I am too close to the barriers.' But it fits like a glove. That means we really need to maximise every single opportunity that comes our way this weekend so we can eke out every last bit of performance from the vehicle.