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Sharks beat Oilers 3-2 in OT in NHL playoffs

Edmonton must play a whole 60 minutes (and maybe even more) to beat a team like San Jose. McDavid, the NHL's regular season points champ, got one assist on a power play in Game 1 . "Hopefully we show a little bit more decorum this time ", he said. "We forechecked them hard and they got caught on some long shifts". Zach Parise tied the game with 22.7 seconds left in regulation for the Wild, whose dominance was thwarted by a stellar performance from Allen. Read More »

Cavaliers Blew Big Lead In OT 126-125 Defeat At Hawks

Four other Hawks players also scored in double figures. "There's five games left so we want to finish strong and finish with a positive note and wherever we end up in the play-off spots we will think about it then". Isaiah Thomas had 35 points, five rebounds and four assists, while Jae Crowder added 24 points and four boards, but it was not enough to get the win. Read More »

Jon Jones as confident as ever while serving latest UFC ban

That remains a mystery. "I didn't want to take the head kick, but I knew as we went on, I would tire him and eventually get to him", said Mr. Cormier, who improved to 19-1 after his latest victory. As soon as that "r-word" pops into your head, you absolutely should retire. Hooft: If you stand your distance, it's an easy game. Because everybody's hitting me up and saying some insane stuff about (how) I'm about to play for the Rams. Read More »

Rodgers: Celtic Will Be In Top Six Of EPL

We asked Sky Sports pundits Charlie Nicholas and Andy Walker for their views on how well Celtic would do in the Premier League - both right now, and with the increased finances on offer... Hearts striker Esmael Goncalves drew a fine save from former Hearts goalkeeper Craig Gordon in the 10th minute with a powerful drive from the edge of the box, before thwarting the same player minutes later after he had been set up by Jamie Walker. Read More »

McElroy: NBA should have let Tony Romo play

Houston Chronicle reporter Brian T. Smith had a notably salty response to the news, calling Cuban " arrogant and clueless " and saying it begs for NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to "shut this whole farce down". In fact, as he approached the interview podium, Romo looked out into the media crowd, roughly 40 deep, and quipped, "Geez, (all this) for sitting on the bench". Read More »

Sharks Outlast Oilers in Game 1 OT Thriller

The Oilers won 12 of their last 14 regular-season games, while San Jose dropped nine of 13. Kassian, a fourth-line winger, drove the net effectively and delivered bone-jarring hits on Sharks' Brenden Dillon and Logan Couture at Rogers Place . Read More »

Man United beats Chelsea 2-0 to open up EPL title race


Manchester United's team manager Jose Mourinho reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester , Sunday, April 16, 2017 . "We have to think that there are six finals from now until the end", Conte said. We have a 50 per cent probability of winning the league. "Maybe we didn't "rest" players ahead of Thursday (when United play Anderlecht in the Europa League), we just chose the team we thought was the ... Read More »

LeBron James after win: 'We still need to clean things up'

Cleveland finished 0-8 on the season in games James did not play, including Wednesday against the Raptors . George got his wish, and if he and the seventh-seeded Pacers can shock the Cavs, it would add another chapter to his incredible comeback story. Read More »

Gonzaga Bulldogs Victors in First Final Four Appearance


Top Defenses?: Gonzaga and SC both had made their marks in the NCAA Tournament to this point with incredible defense. North Carolina missed the shots. It would be a great, great game. SC quickly learned that every shot would be challenged, especially when the Gamecocks brought the ball inside and tried to score close to the basket. Read More »

Four-way tie in Augusta after Friday Masters action

A rain storm is set to descend on the venue tonight and it is expected this will make conditions much tougher at the famously hard course, with strong winds forecast during the tournament as well. "I didn't think I was playing very well past year at Augusta and then suddenly I was seventh", says Fitzpatrick, who claimed four birdies in his final five holes. Read More »

NBA star Isaiah Thomas' sister killed in car accident

Thomas grew up in Tacoma, Washington , and starred at the University of Washington. Thomas' younger sister, Chyna , died early Saturday in Washington when her auto went off the road. Before the game, network television cameras captured Thomas sitting alone on the bench, wiping tears from his eyes. "We still have to play the game and do what we do". Read More »

Jackie Robinson Day to be celebrated throughout baseball on Saturday


Obviously, I'm trying to do whatever I can here in the Bronx and my community at home [in Vallejo, California] for the kids in the inner city to keep playing and start playing. We watched the first games of Dwight Gooden when he joined the team the next year, and I called my dad from college when the Mets won the World Series a few years later. Read More »

Ramirez gets 1st RBIs of season, Red Sox top Pirates 4-3


Zimmermann (1-1) allowed 5 runs and 4 hits in 42/3 innings, walking a career-high 5. Mariners 5, Rangers 0: James Paxton extended his season-opening scoreless streak to 21 innings, and Taylor Motter hit a three-run homer. Mitch Moreland hit a two-run single with the bases loaded in the seventh to give the Red Sox the lead. Former New Hampshire Fisher Cat Danny Farquhar (0-1) took the loss. Read More »

Frazier homers, Pirates beat Cubs 6-1 for 3-game sweep

At least Rondon looked good in inducing four weakly-hit balls, which still resulted in two runs when Willson Contreras could quite control all of his limbs. Since the start of the 2015 season, Wade Davis is 11-2 with a 1.25 ERA, .171 opponent average and 46 saves in 50 save opportunities. However, McCutchen has hit only.174 (4-for-23) against the southpaw. Read More »

Federer beats Nadal in straight sets in Miami Open final

A comfortable hold of serve secured the opener and Nadal's dogged efforts thereafter ultimately proved in vain as Federer took advantage of a stroke of luck at 4-4 in set two, when a dead net cord gave him the opportunity to break. 'I can't always show my fighting skills, it is great winning this way'. I thought he had his chances in the first and in the second. Nadal had the chance to break Federer's serve three times in the first set, but he was not able to accomplish that task, although ... Read More »

MLB Yankees' Pineda nearly ideal in 8-1 win over Rays

New York Yankees pitcher Jordan Montgomery delivers against the Tampa Bay Rays during the first inning of a baseball game, Wednesday, April 12, 2017, in New York . "We should feel good right now". Posey will be re-evaluated today but, "He's doing good, he's doing fine", Manager Bruce Bochy said. "We've got to play cleaner games", Cash said. Read More »

Ready Whenever Mauricio Pochettino Picks Me, Spurs Star Insists

But he's a special player, he tries to push himself a lot . "He's very young, but he is here because we believe and trust in him". Tottenham Hotspur continue their pursuit of an unlikely Premier League upset on Saturday as they host a Watford side coming off two consecutive wins. Read More »

Manchester United 2 Chelsea 0

Moreno had the chance to seal the points but missed an open goal from just inside the West Brom half. Against Crystal Palace we didn't deserve to lose. Mourinho was goaded with chants of "Judas" during United's FA Cup defeat at Stamford Bridge, but he said he took no special satisfaction from getting one over on his former club. Read More »

Isco hints at potential contract extension with Real Madrid

The midfielder first responded to Duje Cop's 14th-minute breakthrough before adding his second in the game's dying minutes, with Alvaro Morata cancelling out Mikel Vesga's headed effort earlier in the second half. "He has shown with his performance that he is a great player". Isco continued to mesmerise the Sporting defence when the action resumed and, after he won a free-kick in a risky position on the left, James picked out Nacho, whose header was stunningly kept out by Ivan Cuellar. Read More »

Luis Enrique relives Paris nightmare

Enrique was left frustrated by the similarity between Barca's poor start on Tuesday and their first-leg result in the previous round, when they lost 4-0 to Paris Saint-Germain on February 14. "We were successful today, we are in a great period for everyone and this result is important in achieving our goals for the season". Let us know in the comments section below. Read More »

Maple Leafs beat Penguins to wrap up playoff spot

Asked about pressure on his young team heading into the playoffs on Sunday morning, Leafs coach Mike Babcock deflected with apparent aim at the Capitals. Thursday in Washington. But if Matthews, who turns 20 in September, continues on this path, he will become the franchise player the Leafs believed they were getting when they drafted him No. Read More »

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger 'determined to put things right' after Palace loss

West Ham co-chairman David Gold has issued a staunch defence of Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger, insisting that the club's fanbase is too entitled to have realistic expectations. "I have taken charge of more than 1,100 matches with Arsenal , and when you lose a match like this one, it's a real defeat, and I understand their disappointment". Read More »

Ronaldo resting, Isco's 2 goals keeps Madrid on title track


Morata had a decent chance to send Real Madrid ahead just before the 30-minute mark when he rose above Jean-Sylvain Babin to meet a cross from Vasquez, but the Spain global headed over Ivan Cuellar's crossbar. " Isco is a great player and he has shown that Madrid is where he belongs". The former Malaga man got himself on the scoresheet twice, gabbing the first and last goals of Real's afternoon, with his opener being something of a joy to watch as he slalomed through the Gijon defence ... Read More »

Crosby, Penguins edge Blue Jackets 4-1 for 2-0 series lead


Seriously? In 15 minutes, the playoffs were going to start with the wrong guy in the net for the second spring in a row (where have you gone Jeff Zatkoff?), and Bales offered only an invisible shrug? He was everywhere he needed to be on the ice, and as a result he picked up three points (one goal, two assists). Read More »

UNC fans celebrate in Phoenix after National Championship win


Yep, that's him holding the trophy following the Tar Heels' 71-65 victory. North Carolina's Justin Jackson , left, and Kennedy Meeks shake hands as Tony Bradley, center, as Nate Britt, right, watch while players and coaches greet fans in Chapel Hill, N.C., Tuesday, April 4, 2017 following Monday's win over Gonzaga in the NCAA college basketball championship. Read More »

Canadiens, Penguins, Blues all win

It's a great start to the postseason for the 35-year-old veteran after he recorded career-worsts in both goals-against average (2.74) and save percentage (.910) this year. "Certainly we could be better", Ryan McDonagh said. It'd be almost impossible for the Garden crowd to match the raucousness off the Bell Centre - and too many times during the regular season MSG had a volume appropriate for a library - but if the games continue in such fashion there should be enough energy in the building. Read More »

Harper's homer in 9th lifts Nationals over Phils 6-4


Daniel Murphy looks to be an even better player than previous year. But then, against Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg and various relievers, the hitting wasn't exactly in vast supply for the Phillies Friday, either. Carlos Carrasco (1-1) made his first appearance against Detroit since his right hand was broken by Ian Kinsler's line drive in September. I definitely want to go deeper than five innings and save some of the bullpen arms. Read More »

Spurs, Grizzlies square off in 4th playoff series since '11


A key shooter? All-Star center Marc Gasol, who made 12 combined over his first eight seasons, knocked down 104 this season. We went over it. Memphis rolled to a 22-9 lead in the first seven minutes by hitting four of its first five 3-pointers and taking advantage of turnovers by the Spurs on consecutive possessions that resulted in dunks. Read More »

Grichuk, Cardinals top Cubs 4-3 in wild opener


The Cubs are prepared for the relatively quick turnaround, having advanced to the NL Championship Series the year before they won the World Series. But the had some highlights themselves. He served as the Dodgers team reporter for through the 2015 season. Now, oddsmakers in Las Vegas predict the team will become only the third in nearly 40 years to win it a second straight time. Read More »

Russell Westbrook Eyeing Another Record

Kemba Walker scored 37 points, but the Hornets' All-Star guard went cold in the third quarter. Oscar Robertson is one of the greatest guards ever to grace the hardwood, and now there's only one other player who's mentioned alongside him when talking about triple-doubles. Read More »

Blue Jackets at Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs are going to the playoffs for just the second time in 13 years and can improve their standing by earning more points Sunday, when they close out the regular season at home against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He batted a puck out of the air near the blue line, tracked it, maneuvered around Justin Schultz and beat Marc-Andre Fleury from the slot. Yet, this young group led by 19-year-old Auston Matthews has made believers out of us all this season. Read More »

Braves greats help celebrate opening of new SunTrust Park

One of the reasons is the Braves' offense is more potent than perceived. He struck out five in the victory and also plated the go-ahead run with an infield single in the fourth. Arodys Vizcaino (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth, and Jim Johnson worked a ideal ninth for the Braves' first save of the year. "By working hand in hand with our partners, we have been able to develop a detailed, comprehensive approach to getting to SunTrust Park ", Mike Plant, president, development for the ... Read More »

Getzlaf's good bounce sends Ducks past Flames again, 3-2


The Flames will head back to Calgary for game three after Saturday, and don't want to do it 2-0 in the series. Lance Bouma made the right play, the Calgary Flames could agree on that. "Playoffs, any series, there's going to be emotions, but you've got to use them the right way". Before returning to western Canada, they'll first try once more to snap a skid that's been built over almost 11 years and is more curse-like with each loss. Read More »