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Braves host San Diego Padres in first game at SunTrust Park


Chapman got his third save on the season. The Braves won 5-4. The introduction of a gleaming ballpark brought a series of firsts. The first thing Freddie Freeman mentioned about the Atlanta Braves' new home wasn't surprising. The inaugural run came via Atlanta's Joe Torre, a solo home run. The Braves haven't reached the postseason since 2013, and they've gotten off to a slow start so far this season. Read More »

Westbrook ties triple-double record in rout over the Bucks

Westbrook however was more focused on the Thunder's defeat than the latest chapter in his remarkable season. He also had a triple-double (with 41 points) Sunday. "To be able to be on this stage with this group of guys, it's unbelievable and a blessing". "Something I'll definitely never forget". "I'm just truly honoured to do it here, especially in Oklahoma City ". Read More »

Cueto pitches 7 innings as Giants beat Rockies 8-2

The four-time All-Star belted two home runs on Opening Day and has hit 13 in his last 202 at-bats. It's a wonder what nine shutout innings will do for your earned run average, dropping it from 6.35 to 3.54 after Saturday. They just couldn't complete it. Bochy said he's optimistic Posey will be able to return April 18 when he comes off the disabled list. Nor did the Giants say who would come from the minors to replace him. Read More »

Miami Open: Roger Federer will limit clay season after beating Rafael Nadal

The biggest talking points were the depth that Nadal could get on his forehand side and the stability of Federer's one-handed backhand. A 17-year-old Nadal won that match 6-3, 6-3 in the third round. He also swept past Nadal in straight sets in the fourth round at Indian Wells en route to the title there. So, let's be realistic here. "Ultimately I think I put in a good performance". Read More »

Bulls Game Notes For Sunday @ Boston

Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas celebrates in the final moments of the Celtics 112-94 win over the Bucks on Wednesday. "So that's a real positive". It's an accomplishment for us. 5 seed in the playoffs once the tiebreakers had been performed. In spite of their.500 record and frustrating inconsistency, the Bulls have established star power in Jimmy Butler , Dwyane Wade and Rajon Rondo , the former Celtic who is remembered in Boston for putting up big numbers when the lights were brightest. Read More »

Sergio Aguero finds the net as Manchester City rout Southampton 3-0


They head into the weekend in fourth place, though their cross-town rivals, Manchester United, would move within a point if they win their game in hand. Southampton's midfield didn't get close to him all game. At the end of the day, both teams will score , but I do not see one team pulling ahead of the other. Read More »

NBA Playoffs Weekend TV Schedule And Matchups

The former Virginia Commonwealth University center was released Wednesday by the defending National Basketball Association champion Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite entering the postseason as the Defending World Champions of the World, the Cavaliers feel surprisingly human. Head coach Tyronn Lue got a chance to bring his players together on Friday to participate in a full workout and a film session. Read More »

Paul Millsap: Paul Millsap scores 22 points in win over CLE

Most people expect the Cavaliers to flip the switch and lock in come playoff time , and the first three quarters of the game showed how dominant they can be when that happens. "They got their rhythm at that point", James said. Irving finished with 18 points and 7 assists in the loss. "Yesterday [Thursday] was just a awful day for me and my knee", Irving said. Read More »

Sens aim to even series vs. banged-up Bruins

The Bruins got a late goal in regulation to steal game one and home ice advantage away from the Ottawa Senators and now have a chance to take both games and head back to Boston with a 2-0 lead which would be a nightmare scenario for the Sens. Read More »

EPL: Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho summons strength for Chelsea ambush

The Blues managed a 1-0 F.A Cup win over Mourinho on that occasion, though much of the media attention after the game was on a small minority of Chelsea fans who branded the Portuguese manager a Judas. Ibrahimovic will be looking to score for third Premier League game on the trot when Chelsea come to town on Sunday. But what you hear in the newspapers is minor compared to what happens in the dressing-room. Read More »

Final Day Of NBA Season Will Decide Some Seeds, Matchups

The Los Angeles Clippers are the x-factor in this years playoffs, as they're the team that can win it all if they play to their potential and finally put everything together. Utah hosted the third game and this was their only win, 114-108. A sense of urgency percolated up and down the roster Wednesday night for the Clippers. Read More »

Baseball's best pay tribute on Jackie Robinson Day

Abrams said the symposium will include short videos highlighting moments in Robinson's life, three interactive breakout sessions and an opportunity for audience members to ask questions. The sentiment grew to more players wearing number 42 each year and entire teams began to follow suit. Around the area, there are still African-American baseball players with key roles on their teams. Read More »

Collective DD show hands massive loss to Kings XI Punjab


Delhi openers Sanju Samson and Sam Billings provided the team a decent start and scored 53 runs in just 6.4 overs. Morris' fiery nine-ball 38 in the last match helped Delhi seize the momentum against Pune. Anderson then added the late surge, sending Patel to the cleaners for two consecutive sixes as the 19th over yielded 16 runs before pacer Pat Cummins (12 not out) joined the party in the final over, fetching 19 runs. Read More »

Predicting the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs

Are the Warriors as good or, as some expected, better this season than they were on the way to 73-9? The graphic below shows Bing's full playoff predictions, including the predicted number of games per series. Gradually, LeBron and Co. will get their game faces back on. It's just a shame that he wasn't traded to the Celtics mid-season, and he's stuck on a poorly constructed Bulls team that will be ousted in the first round. Read More »

Canadiens drop series opener 2-0 to Rangers


Momentum shifted in New York's favor over the next few minutes, but fell back into Montreal's hands with a pair of back-to-back penalties against the Rangers . NY needs to bring a speedy game with rotating production; they need each player in their scoring mindset and they need to adjust throughout the game to beat out Montreal's defense. Read More »

Zidane: Atlético Madrid didn't play a good game


The chance to work with Zinedine Zidane - a French icon - could play into Griezmann's decision to move to Real but the coach's future at the Bernabeu has come under scrutiny. Besides Griezmann and Correa's moment of inspiration, Atletico's solid performance was based on the superb saves of Jan Oblak. The defender was forced off injured shortly afterwards and Atletico could have equalized only for Navas to deny Fernando Torres, who should have scored when through on goal . Read More »

Player of the day: Sun shines early on Yuvraj

For SRH, their bowler pick in the form of Afghanistan's Rashid Khan proved to be a valuable one as he took 2 important wickets for his team dismissed Travis Head (30) and Mandeep Singh (24). Head and Jadhav again rebuilt for RCB but when they departed within an over of each other, so did the visitors' hopes of forcing a victory, with Watson's 22 off 17 the only other innings of note. Read More »

Tottenham produce another 4-goal show to thump Bournemouth


The return of Kane to the starting 11 was a boost for Mauricio Pochettino straightaway, but by the end of the game the Argentine may have been left wondering what could have been if he'd had his star striker fit for the whole campaign. Eddie Howe's side will have to be at their absolute best if they want to take anything away from White Hart Lane and the Englishman will be well aware of that. Read More »

More to life than football says Borussia Dortmund's Nuri Sahin


Thomas Tuchel praised Borussia Dortmund's response after an "absurd" decision to play their Champions League fixture with Monaco just a day after their team bus was attacked. Obviously there are a few people around who have new ideas and can you be prepared for that? Dortmund players and staff were caught up in three explosions as they made their way from the team hotel to Signal Iduna Park for the first leg of their quarter-final. Read More »

Leafs goalie Andersen out Sunday in key game

Toronto ended the season in positive double figures of goal differential, first time that had happened since the last time they made the playoffs in 2004. He then danced around Penguins defenceman Justin Schultz and beat Fleury for his 27th goal this year. He returned for one shift in the second period before exiting the game for good. Read More »

Younus Khan: Pakistan batsman to retire after West Indies Test series

Earlier, Misbah called curtains on his global career, announcing that the upcoming three-match series against West Indies beginning April 22 in Barbados will be his last. Inzamam wants to build a younger side around a new Test captain and felt this was the time to do it. Younis said he will remain associated with cricket following his retirement. Read More »

Spurs close gap on Chelsea with win

Pochettino had sprung a surprise in the build-up to this game by revealing the striker would return to the squad after recovering from an ankle injury ahead of schedule. Chelsea were set to kick off at Bournemouth later (12.30am Singapore time), mindful of their lead having been clipped to four points - arguably leaving potential for Spurs , and possibly some concern for Blues manager Antonio Conte . Read More »

Cubs vs. Cardinals Prediction

It shows every time Kris Bryant or Kyle Schwarber swings or Javier Baez or Addison Russell gloves a baseball or Contreras tries to back-pick an unwary runner. McQueeny, 24, and his roommate and co-worker, Nick Sengheiser, a 25-year-old Cardinals fan, sipped on a couple of beers as they took in the scene near the front of the stadium on a sunny, attractive day in St. Read More »

First round NBA Playoff predictions from NBA 2K17

The Celtics need to shore up their poor rebounding on both ends and get continued production from Isaiah Thomas to shake the specter of back-to-back first round exits. If the Warriors don't sweep the Trail Blazers, Game 5 is scheduled for the same night as a Chance the Rapper concert in Oracle Arena in Oakland. The Blazers and the Warriors met in the Western Conference semi-finals with Steve Kerr's side winning the series 4-1. Read More »

David Krejci misses Friday's practice, unavailable for Game 2

The Bruins had no business still being around in the third period, but momentum is a weird animal. Pastrnak led the B's with eight shot attempts while picking up an assist on the game-winning goal late in the third period. It's been an exciting past few months for Charlie McAvoy . What McAvoy did was impressive, to be certain, but far more promising was how he looked , something we don't put enough stock in anymore in an age of supersaturated (and downright smothering) metrics and measurables. Read More »

Bayern can still turn it around at Real, says Ancelotti

Ronaldo and Real Madrid made sure the home side paid. The more hard the game, the more we give. Asensio made a telling contribution in Bale's stead, setting up Cristiano Ronaldo for his second goal that ensured the success. "It's a positive result but there is a return game left and the tie is still to be played for". "We are still alive, we have a chance", he said. Alvaro Morata netted Madrid's second equaliser to cancel out Mikel Vesga's early second-half header and, just when it ... Read More »

LeBron confident as NBA playoffs begin

That kind of sting doesn't go away. Feb 27, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) in action against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Are there other teams in the league? Lillard and CJ McCollum make up one of the league's best backcourts, one that rivals Curry and Klay Thompson . Read More »

Hawks stun Cavs behind Hardaway Jr

On this week's episode of the Mark&Mark Podcast, Cleveland Pro Sports writer Jeff Schudel joins Mark Podolski and Mark Meszoros of The News-Herald and Morning Journal to discuss a memorable April 5 as the Cavaliers took control of the East with a big win over the Celtics, and the Indians came from behind to defeat the Rangers, a win highlighted by Francisco Lindor's dramatic ninth-inning grand slam. Read More »

Cavs sign Dahntay Jones and Edy Tavares

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James (23) drives past Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner (33) in the first half in Game 1 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 15, 2017 , in Cleveland. James played 47 minutes in Sunday's overtime loss to Atlanta before sitting out Monday. "I'm happy how emotional we was". The book also includes game stories of each playoff game with play-by-play given alongside of the post game quotes that Parker has organized into the chronological ... Read More »

Which Lineups Were the Most Used Among Playoff Teams?

Golden State has a lot to prove this year in the playoffs, and according to Bing Predicts , the team will avenge its stunning loss last year by torching Cleveland in the 2017 National Basketball Association finals. After the Harden-Westbrook matchup, this one is the next best. We found 13 cases and those teams went a collective 26-38-1 against the number in the first round of the playoffs - covering just 41 percent of the time. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers Vs. Indiana Pacers Live Stream

Miles, who Cleveland's players and coaches call a " Cavs killer", missed a 14-foot jumper just before the horn. Now the Wolves need to add some veteran help and it's always been hard to lure free agents to cold and snowy Minnesota, especially when the Wolves have not made the playoffs since 2004. Read More »

NBA Playoffs Bracket & Matchups

The fourth-seeded Clippers face the Utah Jazz (51-31) in the first round and are the hottest team in the league with a seven-game winning streak. GREENE: (Laughter) Wait. And he obliterated them. "We all did our job to get us into the playoffs", Butler said. It's clear that this team is playing its best ball of the season at the right time. Read More »

The NBA playoff bracket is now set


Paul George provided 32 points and 11 rebounds as the Pacers beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-86 to seal seventh place in the east. "We want to go into this offseason healthy.". The Bulls led by as many as 39 and never trailed. "First of all, it's Brooklyn, it's NY". That's 166 playoff games, three world championships, and a 22.8 playoff scoring average per game. Read More »

Liga: Le Barça tombe à Malaga, Neymar exclu

Bref, pas le temps de souffler pour un Real qui n'a pas montré son meilleur visage dimanche en battant Alavés (3-0). Le court déplacement aujourd'hui au stade de Butarque, dans la banlieue madrilène, est néanmoins largement dans les cordes du Real et de son trio de superstars " BBC " (Bale-Benzema-Cristiano Ronaldo). Read More »