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Spurs put end to Grizzlies' comeback


Guy knows how to make an exit. In general, Fizdale had a point: The more teams go to the rim, the more they draw free throws. At one point they lead by as much as 26 points. The victory knocked the then top-seeded San Antonio out in six games in the opening round. The Pacers took the Cavaliers to double-overtime in Cleveland at the end of the regular season. Read More »

IPL 2017: KKR's injured Chris Lynn undergoes MRI scan

Gambhir could provide no news on the injury that forced explosive batsman Chris Lynn from the field: "I have no update on Lynn, haven't heard from the physio yet". In March, during the Vijay Hazare Trophy, Gambhir, a senior player in the Delhi team, had a spat with coach KP Bhaskar over the exclusion of a few youngsters, including Rana, from the team. Read More »

Celtics fall to Bulls in emotional game

Rondo had 11 points and 14 assists on a night when all five Bulls starters reached double figures. Celtics star Isaiah Thomas was overcome with emotion prior to Game 1 , as he took the court just 24 hours after his sister was killed in a vehicle accident. Read More »

Key storylines for the end of the NHL regular season

With a win, the Leafs will clinch a playoff spot. Marner, Auston Matthews and William Nylander were blanked in Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning . The three retired guys that lose their pension. It was great. They robbed the bank. Sullivan said decisions of who rested against the Leafs would be apparent just before game time, but based on the morning skate it looked as though Nick Bonino , Brian Dumoulin , Patric Hornqvist and Bryan Rust would all sit out against the Leafs. Read More »

Darmian backs Rashford to become one of world's best


Conte will be very concerned about the way Chelsea played in this game. Chelsea has not been at its best this month-it lost at home to Crystal Palace a few weeks ago-and its coach Antonio Conte took full responsibility for the defeat, as he has done in the past. Read More »

Blue Jackets' Werenski out for playoffs with face fracture

They've only made it three times in their 17 years of existence. The Penguins are hungry to repeat, and the Blue Jackets are having trouble keeping them from scoring down the stretch. "I just want them to be able to put that [gosh darn] radio on after tonight's game", Tortorella said. The frustration of the team showed in Game 2. Read More »

Preds beat Chicago 3-2, push Hawks to brink of elimination

Ottawa Senators right wing Bobby Ryan, facing front, celebrates with teammates after his game-winning goal off Boston Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask (40) during overtime in Game 3 of a first-round NHL hockey playoff series in Bosto. The scores ended Rinne's shutout streak at 141:05, making it the longest in postseason franchise history. The Blackhawks need an answer for the Predators' top line of Filip Forsberg, Ryan Johansen and Viktor Arvidsson , and they need it fast. Read More »

`Disappointed` Hamilton apologises to Mercedes for Bahrain GP penalty

Vettel made the most of an early pit stop to beat Lewis Hamilton to victory at the Bahrain Grand Prix on Sunday, sending him seven points clear at the top of the drivers' standings. "Right from the first lap I felt the auto was there", Vettel said on the podium. After he made his first pitstop, Bottas was able to challenge Vettel for the lead at the restart, but couldn't make it stick, and from there he fell back as he continued to struggle. Read More »

Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators rally past Bruins

An ill-advised retaliatory punch thrown 4 1/2 minutes into overtime by Riley Nash along the boards in his own zone gave the Ottawa Senators power play, and the visitors didn't let that gift pass them by. Only a handful of players went on the ice after a team meeting and video session at Boston's practice facility in the nearby suburb Brighton, Mass. Read More »

Asprilla: Real Madrid are a team of rats!

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski, center, scores his side's first goal form a penalty during the Champions League quarterfinal second leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Bayern Munich at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid , Spain, Tuesday April 18, 2017 . Read More »

City scorer Kompany savours moment after injury woes

De Bruyne was also the architect for the third, clipping a right-wing cross to the far post for Aguero to secure City's first win in four away matches. All that was left for City to do was see out the opposition in the remainder, which they duly did thanks to the solid defensive work of star performer Kompany. Read More »

Blazers need more than just Lillard, McCollum vs Warriors

Durant never exited the Warriors' 121-109 victory over the Trail Blazers due to injury . Kerr said Durant missed Tuesday's practice but did mention he expects - at worst - Durant to return for during the series, which could imply the injury isn't much to worry about in the grand scheme of a Warriors run to the Finals. Read More »

Craig Shakespeare: 'No shame in Champions League exit'


With Griezmann, Fernando Torres and the possible return of Kevin Gameiro as attacking options for Simeone and co., a seasoned backline will be integral to the home side's chances on Tuesday. However, since the departure of Claudio Ranieri and appointment of Shakespeare, the England global has regained his scoring touch and his well-take goal in the second half this evening means he now has netted seven times from his last 10 shots on target across all competitions . Read More »

Harden Nets 37, Rockets Rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87


Turns out, he did the opposite. Houston started out the gates quickly, taking a 10-3 lead after Beverley's swipe of Westbrook, but the Thunder came back to tie and wound up taking a 6-point lead near the end of the first quarter. That is until you take into account the fact that he shot 6/23 (26 percent) from the field and turned the ball over nine, count it, NINE times. The Warriors were 20 for 33 on open shots. Read More »

Brighton and Hove Albion secure promotion into Premier League

It means the Seagulls will soon be playing top flight football next season for the very first time in 34 years. Brighton & Hove Albion become the 48th team to play in the Premier League. I can only apologise to these fans that Tottenham Hotspur paid us £30m for Moussa Sissoko, that Liverpool paid us £25m for Gini Wijnaldum, and that Marseille are paying us £10m to take back Florian Thauvin. Read More »

United can end season strongly after Chelsea win, says Young

What's more , they showed the mental strength to overcome Harry Kane's injury, and when he returned, reintegrated him without missing a beat. "It is very simple and in this case the fault is with the coach". Real Madrid want to raise £160m in the summer - and they expect a large amount of that figure to come from the sales of Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez . Read More »

Capitals defenseman Karl Alzner will miss Game 4 against Maple Leafs


Auston Matthews and Nazem Kadri each had a goal and an assist, and William Nylander also scored for the Maple Leafs. "I love the way we responded when we got down". It's a battle between the ghosts of their many playoff failures of the past and their current attempts to convince themselves they're a different group than the one that's never delivered on the promise of the Alex Ovechkin era. Read More »

Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook

Beverley had the last laugh, though, finishing the game with 21 points and 10 rebounds, while Adams had an otherwise quiet outing, scoring six points and grabbing five boards in a 118-87 defeat. Earlier in 2013 during the National Basketball Association playoffs, Beverley, a rookie then, collided with Westbrook leaving the Thunder point guard with a tear in his meniscus. Read More »

National Basketball Association player top scores one day after sister's death

In all, it was a lot to ask of Rondo, but Hoiberg knows his veteran point guard is willing to - and capable of - stepping up and handling such responsibilities at this time of the season. Center Dwight Howard had 14 rebounds but just seven points for the Hawks, who dominated inside and on the boards early but couldn't contain Wall, Beal and Morris. Read More »

Paul Millsap Says the Wizards Played Like it was the MMA

This is John Wall's series if he wants it. Wall is particularly adept at finding Gortat around the rim - in the fourth quarter, the two connected for two more buckets around the basket. The Hawks have a few days to make adjustments before Game 2 on Wednesday. "You always have to give them credit, the defense". In fact, he said he hopes to see the Hawks match the Wizards' physicality when they meet again. Read More »

Antetokounmpo leads Bucks over Raptors

However, he remained in the action and was arguably the Raptors' best player, finishing with 19 points and 11 rebounds . "It's big for us, but now we have to focus on game two ", Antetokounmpo said. "Once you get going, your auto feels like a 2016 Lexus or something". "Now we've got to make sure we counter that and make the officials make a decision". Read More »

Kompany returns to lead City to victory


But City found their stride after the break as injury-hit skipper Vincent Kompany scored the opening goal with a superb header in the 55th minute. "That's where we have missed [Ilkay] Gundogan a lot and it is my mistake not to give more minutes to Fabian Delph, for example". Read More »

Gayle stars for Bangalore in IPL victory

Former Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum has continued his destructive form with the bat in thumping a 44-ball 72 for Gujurat Lions against Bangalore in Indian Premier League cricket. He showed no mercy on the bowlers, dispatching them out of the park on two occasions besides hitting five fours as the visitors milked 35 runs from the final two overs. Read More »

Irving scores 37, Cavs hold on to beat Pacers 117-111


The Pacers went 29-19 at home during the regular season. He wanted his team to shoot better from the foul line (14 of 27 in game 1), hustle to loose balls better (11 turnovers in Game 1 led to 19 Pacers points) and be more aggressive on the offensive boards (the Cavs had 10 in Game 1, two fewer than in, and six of them were by Tristan Thompson ). Read More »

Mourinho could still drop me - Herrera

Fortunately, Chelsea have the easier run-in until the end of the season on paper. JOSE MOURINHO is the Clairvoyant One after predicing EXACTLY how the second-half of Manchester United's 2-0 win over Chelsea would pan out. Before the game against Chelsea, Zlatan had started 27 of United's 30 Premier League games - only missing out on three occasions because of suspension. Read More »

Longoria breaks up Pineda's perfect-game bid in 7th


Judge was 2-for-15 in New York's first five games and is 6-for-11 in the last three games to raise his average to.308. He struck out seven batters while allowing five hits and surrendering two earned runs in the start. Mitchell (1-0) got four outs for the win, and Aroldis Chapman retired two batters for the first save of his second Yankees' stint. Snell agreed with his skipper that he "yanked" his final pitch, a 3-2 slider to Hicks and that his workload in the fifth inning exhausted him ... Read More »

Rangers hang on to even series with Habs 2-2

Price stopped a slap shot by Michael Grabner about 6 minutes in, and then made a glove save on Derek Stepan with 5:45 left. They managed the puck better and kept the pressure off their own net. Andrew Shaw came closest to scoring for the Habs when his shot in the second-period grazed the outside of the post. Nash broke a 1-1 tie 4:28 into the second period with his second of the playoffs and his 14th in 69 career Stanley Cup playoff games. Read More »

Raptors forward Ibaka a game-time decision for Game 2 against Bucks

Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder, left, yells to forward Joe Johnson during the second half in Game 1 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers , Saturday, April 15, 2017 , in Los Angeles. It really doesn't make sense how the Raptors crater every postseason. "So we're going to have our coverages and all that, but we don't want to disrespect anybody because he's an All-Star for a reason". Read More »

Clippers win Game 2, even series with Jazz

Also appropriately, the artist was "House of Pain". Just minutes after the Jazz shocked the Clippers 97-95 in game one of their playoff series in Los Angeles on Saturday (Sunday AEST) Rivers, who cut Ingles from his Clippers' squad three years ago, went out of his way to praise the Australian. Read More »

Patriots sign Super Bowl hero Butler, may trade him


Williams, but suffered a string of injuries at the position previous year. The front office didn't have much cap space to work with, but they found a way to make a few major moves. They elaborated on their decision to skip the proceedings in a video titled, " StandingPats (Be Patriots )". Pats director of player personnel Nick Caserio was noncommittal in regard to their strategy with the cornerback, though. Read More »

Real Madrid sweep Bayern Munich aside in extra time

Bayern's Arturo Vidal put the hosts ahead in the first half and ballooned a spot kick over the bar, before two Cristiano Ronaldo goals swung momentum in Real's favour. Forward Robert Lewandowski, who is recovering from a right shoulder injury that ruled him out of the first leg, should be available for Bayern . After a miraculous clearance off the line from Marcelo on a Arjen Robben shot, Bayern scored seconds later early in the half after Robben went down in the box on a tackle from ... Read More »

Hawks' Millsap ready to match Morris, Wiz 'MMA' style

The 2017 National Basketball Association playoffs feature an Eastern Conference first-round playoff series clash between the No. 4 seed Washington Wizards and the No. With the playoffs rolling along, expect the Wizards to get back to form, especially at home. "This is my house", Wall said about the play. But there were plenty of fouls called in the long haul against the Wizards . Read More »

On banner night, Cubs nip Dodgers in ninth

I mean, we did it. "We've got to change it". Lackey did not get an opportunity to pitch versus the Dodgers past year during the regular season. Heyward - who has already won four Gold Gloves - noticed it immediately previous year while playing next to Almora in spring training. Read More »