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5 takeaways from Game 3 against Boston Celtics — Washington Wizards

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Beal said of the strategy after the game, retold in the Washington Post , "They're trying to hide him a little bit, so we wanted to expose that". The Wizards have emphasized the need to be the more physical team to win the series. And now it's the Wizards' turn to boast. "Their attack in transition killed us". Even before the devastating third quarter, Wizards fans drowned out those in Boston green. Read More »

5 teams that improved the most through the NFL Draft

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At No. 185 overall, Cleveland added Florida defensive tackle Caleb Brantley before then adding Arizona State kicker Zane Gonzalez (224 overall) and North Carolina State running back Matt Dayes with the 252 overall pick, rounding out a strong draft for the Dawg Pound. Read More »

Corey Perry's double-OT goal puts Ducks past Oilers 4-3

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Anaheim may have a Cup win in their past, but there may not be a team out there (and yes that includes the Canucks) who have Game 7 failure attached to their DNA like the Ducks. On the season , he has 21 points (11 goals) in 11 games , and after his 25-footer ripped by Bernier in the middle period, it looked like Teddy Bears Toss nighth at an Edmonton Oil Kings game. Read More »

FG says measures in place to prevent 'WannaCry' cyber-attack

Yet earlier on Saturday the Home Secretary said: "They [NHS trusts and health boards] have been asked to move from Windows XP, the Secretary of State for Health has been very clear in that direction". The NHS has not been affected in Wales and Northern Ireland. Tens of thousands of ransomware attacks Friday targeted organizations around the world, including 16 that are part of the National Health Service . Read More »

Wall's late 3 leads Wiz past Celtics 92-91, forces Game 7

Isaiah Thomas , the Celtics' point guard and scoring engine, said he had no second thoughts about the black attire, and insisted he would have no earthly reason to. However, it looked like Boston was going to steal a victory down in the nation's capital to end this series a game early. It's Game 6 , their season was on the line, so they should have been motivated by everything else, just like we're motivated for Game 7 . Read More »

Borges: Wizards' John Wall wins classic one-on-one battle to force Game 7

Wall's late game-winning shot sets up a deciding game seven on Monday with the victor advancing to the Eastern Conference final against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Wizards: Had lost seven consecutive elimination games at home. But sometimes great players make their names in an occasional Game 6 , too. Washington shot 43 percent overall. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs 2017: James Neal's goal gives Predators OT win over Ducks

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The Predators won 3-1 to win the series 4-2. That's what ultimately matters. If anything, this one defied logic in the sense that Anaheim started slowly, then managed to pull itself together as the game unfolded. Lindholm tied the score at 2-2 with his first goal of the playoffs, a wrist shot that tucked inside the left post after Thompson's faceoff win at 7:21 of the third period. Read More »

Final against Juventus will be special, says Zidane

Teams have come close to consecutive triumphs in the Champions League era-Milan, Ajax, Juventus and Manchester United have all lost in finals as holders-but none have succeeded. It is a decisive game, just like the others, and we will do everything possible to get the three points. Speculation over his future is only growing as we head towards the transfer window and failure to start him in another key game will only add fuel to that fire, but I'll be backing him to prove his worth at 15/4 ... Read More »

Watch MI vs KXIP LIVE match on Hotstar

A spell-bounding bowling effort from newbie Rahul Tewatia, later carried on by pacers Mohit Sharma and Sandeep Sharma in the death overs, helped Punjab beat Kolkata Knight Riders at Mohali. The credit should go to Amla who has been in sensational form this season . Maxwell picked up two sixes off Colin de Grandhomme in the twelfth over and pulled Ankit Rajpoot to the midwicket boundary in the thirteenth. Read More »

Barkley scores as Everton beats Watford

The Belgian has 24 league goals to his name - 20 more than Everton's next most prolific scorers Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman - and his importance to Ronald Koeman's side is undoubted. N'Golo Kante (Thigh) is expected to be out until Friday, March 12 and he is a slight doubt for the next matchup. Time: 19:45 United Kingdom, 20:45 CET, 12:15 AM IST. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez

If there was any doubt as to who is the biggest Mexican boxing star before May 6, Canelo Alvarez shattered any remaining doubt. " Tonight, I showed I could move, I could box, I showed as a fighter I can do all things ", Canelo said after the bout. Read More »

Bottas pleased with qualifying

The Briton's first run time thus did the job for him, although he only just stayed ahead of Sebastian Vettel, who would have stolen pole had he not had a poor end to his lap. When asked after qualifying if it had been the difference, Vettel said: "I'm afraid it was, yeah!" I ran wide already in Turn 1, but I managed to get out of it and I was still fast. Read More »

Arsene Wenger takes on his 'rich' haters after Stoke

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The question is: Have they left it too late? Bellerin is quite fresh, Koscielny has a small chance, he is not far. Consecutive 2-0 wins have given Arsenal the opportunity to pull just one point behind Liverpool tomorrow if they beat Stoke , with Jurgen Klopp's side then facing a hard battle against West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday. Read More »

Penguins' Sidney Crosby has concussion

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The best revenge the Penguins could have right now would be to put the Capitals away and continue their dominance over them without their best player. He was diagnosed with his second concussion of the season after taking a cross-check in the head from Capitals defenseman Matt Niskanen. Penguins wing Chris Kunitz disagreed with Niskanen's assessment. Read More »

Sidney Crosby's post-concussion return is only getting more uncomfortable

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The Caps forced a Game 7 with a dominant 5-2 win in Pittsburgh on Monday. "Players will discuss their experience with the group and share their experience that they think will help the group have success ", Sullivan said. "They're Stanley Cup champions for a reason". On a lesser scale, the San Jose Sharks finally re-wrote history past year by reaching the final - something few thought would ever be possible with a lineup that included Joe Thornton, Patrick Marleau and Joe Pavelski. Read More »

Garcia still buzzes over Masters title

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Jason Day, Adam Scott and Aaron Baddeley will be forced to play catch up at the Players Championship after the Australian trio missed golden opportunities to steal the first-round lead at TPC Sawgrass. - Competitors finish rounds at The Players and face more post-round stops than a NY subway train, being shuttled through a rinse cycle of television , radio and print interviews. Read More »

SLIDESHOW: 8 things to know about the Warriors-Spurs series

So when the Houston Rockets head coach took a step back to evaluate this Western Conference Semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs, he wasn't afraid to speak some truth. "It just goes to show you that on any given night, anything can happen in the National Basketball Association - even in the playoffs". Harden, who didn't even attempt a shot until midway through the second quarter, was 2 of 11 and finished with 10 points to tie a season low as the Rockets were embarrassed on their ... Read More »

Kawhi Leonard ruled out of game six with ankle injury

LaMarcus Aldridge paced the offense by scoring 34 points for the short-handed Spurs , who routed the Rockets despite the absence of top scorer Kawhi Leonard and star guard Tony Parker. Despite the series lasting six games, five of them were enormously one-sided. The Steve Kerr Warriors have been on a miniature dynasty run but have never faced Gregg Popovich and the Spurs in the playoffs. Read More »

Kawhi Leonard will play in Game 1 vs. Warriors Sunday

Lil B has gleefully pointed out his curse every time Harden and the Rockets fall short in the postseason, but it appears that he's ready to let the matter rest. But his performance Thursday night, in what would be his team's final National Basketball Association playoff game of the season, was anything but valuable. Read More »

Toronto Raptors vs. Milwaukee Bucks Odds, Analysis, NBA Betting Pick

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The Toronto Raptors clinched their first-round National Basketball Association playoff series against the Milwaukee Bucks but not before nearly suffering an historic collapse having blown a 25-point lead. but we made it harder than it needed to be", said coach Dwane Casey . "We know what we're facing. we've got a couple of days now to review what they're doing". Read More »

Preds look to oust Ducks in playoffs again

Nashville has won both playoff matchups against the Ducks , including a seven-game series in the 2016 postseason. And here we are, a rematch of last year's excruciatingly tight first-round series, but this time for a chance to play for the Stanley Cup. Read More »

Warriors beat Jazz to take 3-0 lead

When he saw shots were not falling for his team-mates, Kevin Durant went to work reviving the Golden State Warriors' offence. This is true despite the Warriors shooting the ball only okay, not particularly well. And when you look at what's coming out of Utah, it's clear that they know their fate is sealed. When running back on defense in transition, the Jazz have a couple options. Read More »

Real Madrid in final again

Finally, the young Argentine discussed meeting the Juve squad shortly before their 2015 clash against Barcelona. Indeed, the Spaniard, has averaged a goal every 83 minutes from his 13 starts and 11 substitute appearances, a better ratio than Cristiano Ronaldo and more than twice as good as Benzema's. Read More »

Spurs face quick turnaround before conference finals

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The stellar small forward was seen limping right after landing on Harden's foot at the 5:37 mark of Game 5's third quarter. "Every guy on the team puts in extra time to be ready to play". That game was also played without Durant, while Leonard was an uncharacteristic 7-of-20 from the field with 19 points and five turnovers. "I think I made a wrong read", Gasol said. Read More »

Spurs rout Rockets 114-75 to win series

The Spurs faced a future without much hope of title contention. Pau Gasol tallied 10 points with 11 rebounds for San Antonio , which trailed 5-4 in the first quarter before coasting to the win. And then there's the backup superstar in LaMarcus Aldridge . "That dude did not show up for the Houston Rockets tonight". Mills had a career playoffs-high 20 points in the game-five win against the Rockets earlier this week and was again a major factor on Thursday, shooting six-of-10 from ... Read More »

Gujarat Lions beat Kings Eleven Punjab by six wickets

Smith and fellow Ishan Kishan gave Gujarat's chase a rocking start, producing a opening partnership of 91 runs in just 9.2 overs before Punjab pacer Thangarasu Natarajan ended it as Kishan hit a full length delivery into the hands of David Miller at deep midwicket. Read More »

The Boston Celtics continue to struggle against the Washington Wizards

If the Celtics get the two of them going, the Wizards will not be able to build these kinds of leads, and could throw them off the kind of game that worked so well in their victory. "I think, especially in that third quarter, I might have hit the ground five or six straight times , and I'm not the one that likes hitting the ground. Read More »

Best Memes of James Harden & the Rockets Choking Against the Spurs

Instead, San Antonio put on the kind of exhibition that no other team in the league could be expected to produce while missing one of the NBA's best players. This season, Harden had one of the most brilliant, mesmerizing showings from any player we've ever seen - arguably the best offensive season ever. "I think over the long haul when we didn't win Game 5 we came back and we were just mentally at zero". Read More »

Allegri: Monaco have nothing to lose

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Dani Alves and the Argentinean worldwide Gonzalo Higuaín linked up brilliantly, before the Brazilian right-back sent a wonderful ball to the edge of the penalty area. " Juventus didn't concede a goal thanks to his efforts". "So I could say that I have improved a lot, both in the field, tactically, and off the field, learning a new mentality and a new culture". Read More »

A strong field, an unpredictable course at Players

There was another way to look at it - playing a practice round the last four years hasn't helped. The 32-year-old American withdrew from the Masters last month after injuring his back in a fall on the eve of the year's first major tournament , but returned at the Wells Fargo Championship last week and settled for a share of second, one stroke behind compatriot Brian Harman . Read More »

Hamilton and Bottas delighted with Mercedes upgrades

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It is obvious to all who are interested that there is a real battle going on at the top in this year's championship, thanks to the re-emergence of Ferrari as a force to be reckoned with and the suspicion that the Mercedes team are more than a little on the back foot. Read More »

IPL 2017 Match Preview: Delhi Daredevils V/s Rising Pune Supergiant

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Victory sees Delhi climb above their opponents in the Indian Premier League points table, but both knew before the toss their chances of reaching the knockout stages were already gone. In the previous encounter between Delhi and Gujarat, Delhi chased down a mammoth score of 208 runs easily to win the match by seven wickets. Iyer held his nerve even when he lost Brathwaite (11) and things began to look like they were heading the way of the Gujarat Lions . Read More »