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Mohit has last laugh as Kings XI beat Mumbai by 7 runs


After posting 167/6, Kings XI restricted KKR to 153/6 in alloted overs, with Tewatia turning out to be the most successful bowler with figures of 4-0-18-2 that included the prized wicket of KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir. If you have more than three transfers, given the kind of damage he can do when things go his way, the Kiwi global is still a gamble worth taking, though. Read More »

Spurs expect Kawhi Leonard to play in WCF opener

The Spurs will next face the Golden State Warriors , starting Sunday. After being bludgeoned by a barrage of 3-pointers in Game 1 , coach Gregg Popovich and the Spurs began defending James Harden's pick-and-rolls far differently in Game 2 , refusing to give the MVP candidate one-on-one looks around the basket even if it meant leaving certain shooters open. Read More »

Spurs' Kawhi Leonard ruled out for Game 2 vs Warriors

Nobody said Option A and Pachulia offered Option C ("I'm not good enough to be targeting anybody; it was a total accident"), but repeated viewings suggest Option B as the correct answer. "I thought the rebounding really hurt us, as is evidenced by the last - I think it was Kevin (Durant ) that finally made it, or was it Klay (Thompson)? ", Popovich said. Read More »

Cavs take 3-0 lead; Spurs up


Double-Double: The only player for the Cavs to have a double-double was Kevin Love with 16 points and 13 rebounds. They were without Kyle Lowry (22-point scorer), their star guard having sprained an ankle in Wednesday's Game 2. The Raps trailed 28-24 by the end of the quarter, and Delon Wright - not Lowry - was the point guard subbed in for Joseph. The Cavaliers are the only team since the Minneapolis Lakers in 1949 and 1950 to win their first seven playoff games in consecutive seasons. Read More »

Guardiola: Barcelona and Bayern would have sacked me for trophyless season

City captain Vincent Kompany has led the tributes to Zabaleta , telling reporters: "He epitomises what the fans have loved about City for so many years, even before our era". "First goal is offside, anyone who has played football knows it", Schmeichel said. Good gracious, he deserves better than West Ham. He is also fast closing in on 300 appearances, although that landmark will have to wait until next season as City have just two games left to take in this term. Read More »

Draymond Green won't hide feelings about Celtics' Kelly Olynyk

The series is now knotted at 2-2 and heading back to Boston, where Celtics star Isaiah Thomas wants to see the refs alter the way they call the game. Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: "I might have hit the ground 5 or 6 straight times..." "Olynyk caught him in the face, in like the neck, with a couple elbows", added Green, who was suspended during the 2016 Finals for an accumulation of flagrant fouls. Read More »

Mourinho: 'PL matches are games we do not want to play'


John Guidetti missed a clear opportunity to send Celta Vigo in the final in the dying minutes of the game. Tomorrow we will fight hard. In stoppage time, the hosts had a chance to seal the victory but an apparent goal by Ander Herrera was disallowed for a foul. Read More »

Ricciardo back on podium as Hamilton claims win

Hamilton wound up running a different strategy, going long on softs early on before a switch to mediums and a final stint on softs against Vettel's mediums. "I've nothing to moan about". Only three current drivers have won twice in Spain-the other two being Kimi Raikkonen and Fernando Alonso. On a day of Finns failing to finish, Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen went out at the start after a collision with Red Bull's 2016 victor Max Verstappen. Read More »

The Celtics' Kelly Olynyk is not the National Basketball Association playoff hero we expected

The Celtics and Wizards each played six games in the opening round of the playoffs, so they cancel out this trend. Now, Thomas has an opportunity to carve out his own place in Game 7 lore. Markieff Morris contributed 18 points and Otto Porter Jr . dropped 20 points also in the game. Ever the student of the game, Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas can nonchalantly recall some of the NBA's most memorable Game 7 performances of the past two decades. Read More »

Chelsea beats Middlesbrough, one win away from EPL title

Beat West Bromwich Albion on Friday and the title will be theirs, and judging by the form they showed in dispatching Boro it will require something brilliant from the Baggies to deny the Blues. This time it was Marcos Alonso who made the scoreline 2-0 in the favor of Chelsea . "I think consistency is key in this league and obviously we had that wonderful 13-game winning run that gave us a lot of confidence". Read More »

John Wall's Last Second Three-Pointer Gives Wizards Game 6

Neither the Celtics nor Wizards have won on the road, and the difference in some numbers based on the location of games is stark. "That's where legends are born", he said, per Celtics .com's Marc D'Amico . He scored 13 in the period as Washington entered the fourth trailing 69-66. The home team is 9-1 ATS in the last 10 meetings and the over is 4-1 in the last five meetings in Boston. Read More »

The Jazz's Joe Ingles has suggestions for Warriors lamenting Utah's nightlife


Jazz: They improved to 3-2 all-time in Game 7s. At least not on Sunday afternoon, almost a full two days after the Clippers were supposed to be done, finished, as kaput as the Kings - those in Sacramento and Los Angeles. The Jazz went in the opposite direction, getting sloppy with the ball in the third quarter and making numerous defensive mistakes. "Because you're in LA, you're like, 'Man, this is just the vibe in LA.' but in Utah, it can kind of lull you to sleep". Read More »

Spurs chances of EPL title 'nearly impossible,' says Dier

We knew before that game and we've known for a few weeks now that we're not allowed to slip. After [this defeat] it's almost impossible. While the overwhelming feeling in the Tottenham camp last night was one of disappointment and frustration, Lloris feels it is important to consider the bigger picture. Read More »

David Luiz Revels In 'Dream Come True' As Chelsea Celebrate Title Win


The Premier League have released their shortlists for the 2016/17 Player and Manager of the Year awards, with an unsurprisingly heavy Tottenham and Chelsea presence. Chelsea secured the title on Friday and lead the table by seven points from Tottenham Hotspur going into the final games of the season. "I thank them for their commitment and work-rate". Read More »

Celtics seek top pick, Lakers aim to keep theirs in lottery


Eight times the Wolves have moved back in the draft, with other teams moving into the top three to leapfrog Minnesota. Not only does he fit the mold of the league's prototype defensive players (think Kawhi Leonard or Andre Iguodala), Jackson can complement some of the Heat's best defensive lineups alongside James Johnson and Hassan Whiteside. Read More »

Pablo Zabaleta to leave Manchester City in the summer

Expectations were high when Guardiola arrived for his debut season in England, however the Spaniard has failed to secure a trophy in this campaign - the first time he hasn't won a trophy in a season for his career. City take on West Brom looking for three points to tighten their grip on a top-four position. Every club is different, every manager is different. Read More »

Truex Jr. Qualifies 3rd in Kansas

Almirola hospitalized after fiery crashSenators take Game 1 in OTKurkjian has Jeter as third-best SS of all timeCraven concerned over Patrick's com. Three times in the past, Truex had led the most laps in a Kansas race-without winning. The race was also red flagged for 28 minutes. Johnson had all kinds of trouble during the stage. The number 48 driver had a pit road penalty, made contact with Kurt Busch twice and also suffered a flat tire during the race. Read More »

Wenger urges Arsenal fans to boycott fan boycott

You always will have regrets because you could have one point more , but you forget as well the games you won in the last minute". Arsene Wenger's side are now a point behind Liverpool, who occupy the fourth and final Champions League spot, and three points below third-place Manchester City, who beat Leicester City 2-1. Read More »

LeBron, Cavaliers back in familiar territory

He proved himself on the biggest stage after finishing the 2015-16 season with averages of 2.6 blocks and 13 rebounds per 36 minutes, the third and sixth highest clip in the National Basketball Association, respectively. The Celtics now lead, 2-1. Irving had nine assists. With James and the rest of his teammates burying opponents with a barrage of 3-pointers, Casey said it will take "a Herculean effort" to unseat the defending champs. Read More »

Kings XI slump to record low as Supergiant seal play-off berth


The visitors, however, still need to work on their bowling despite the pace duo of Sandeep Sharma and Mohit Sharma bowling some good overs at the death. The last match at the Wankhede was an absolute belter of a pitch with a total of 463 runs being scored when KXIP defeated the home side last week. Read More »

"Unique" Ronaldo leaves Atletico needing a miracle


We managed the game very well tonight, we prepared well for it and were aware of our strengths and theirs. Then, when we brought Lucas and Marco on, that gave a bit more balance defensively and offered us greater width down the flanks. Zidane, though, warned against any complacency. Zinedine Zidane won't demand Casemiro changes his playing style after describing the Real Madrid midfielder as "perfect". Read More »

Pique illness leaves Barca short-staffed in defence against Las Palmas

We are aware that the season is a long one. "In these next two games we need to keep doing the same thing that we have been doing so far", Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said. The Barca boss claimed to be confident that he will be able to answer the conundrum against a Las Palmas team who can pose a significant attacking threat on their day, having scored three or more goals on six occasions at home this season. Read More »

Celtics' Isaiah Thomas: 'I can't be allowed to be held and grabbed'

Despite blowing early leads during Games 1 and 2, the Wizards finally held on through the finish. In Game 3 , Washington strung together a 22-point run that turned a 12-12 game into a blowout that never really got very close. Well, Boston did put it past them. Boston has shown an uncanny ability to win evenly at home or on the road. Washington has been a dominant team at home this season, but has been lackluster at best away from the Verizon Center. Read More »

Celts, Thomas await Wizards, Wall in Game 7

What to Watch For Game Seven The two best words in sports: Game Seven. "All indications are that he felt good after yesterday's game", Stevens said. In fact, only one Game 7 has been played this entire postseason. "We had some breakdowns here and there that just cost us". The home team has won all 10 games between the Wizards and Celtics this season (including regular season and playoffs). Read More »

Spurs set up Warriors meeting as Harden and Rockets crumble

Golden State responded with a win on the road. 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. Durant has repeatedly spoken of elevating his game when it matters most - and wow did he do it at the very moment the Warriors needed a huge lift on their home floor. Read More »

Arizona's Chris Iannetta leaves game after taking pitch to face

The $206.5million man for Arizona entered the seventh inning with 11 strikeouts and one walk on 90 pitches but allowed a solo homer to Gregory Polanco, who almost went deep on the second pitch of the at-bat before crushing a slider an estimated 382 feet to right field on Greinke's 95th pitch of the night. Read More »

England beat Ireland in 2nd ODI

Ireland had England a little on the ropes at that stage but Bairstow (72 not out) and Adil Rashid (39) took England past the 300 mark. Morgan, who played some handsome shots, was fortunate to survive when the ball rolled onto the stumps in the 23rd over off the bowling of Paul Stirling when he was on 40, but the ball didn't dislodge the bails. Read More »

Ramos warns Higuain 'sparks will fly' in Champions League final

With Karim Benzema blowing hot and cold in La Liga this season and seemingly saving his best games for Europe (as he did in the Champions League semi-final second leg against Atletico with a vital contribution to Isco's strike on Wednesday), Alvaro Morata's goals have been vital for Real Madrid in the Primera Division. Read More »

Rising Pune Supergiant v Kings XI Punjab - IPL 2017

Ben Stokes proved full valuable for the price he was got in auction and has picked 12 wickets while scoring 306 runs as well. Rising Pune Supergiant will head into this week's Indian Premier League play-offs without star all-rounder Ben Stokes after he was recalled to England's one-day worldwide squad. Read More »

Pens, Caps gear up for Game 7

Crosby, however, said he simply had the wind knocked out of him and that he had been evaluated, calling it "pretty standard stuff", per Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. First period is really important. A soft goal after several games of phenomenal play from Fleury seemed to deflate both him and his teammates, and Washington carried play for the remainder of the second. Read More »

Warriors' Green: Celtics' Olynyk dirty player

He's blocking out all the name-calling as best he can, and said he won't change the way he plays. After the Kelly-on-Kelly scuffle Thursday, Terry Rozier and Brandon Jennings got into it and were ejected in the fourth quarter. "The refs were allowing them to hold and grab and do all those things", Thomas said. I mean, that man took a charge on a push . Bojan Bogdanovic , who is expected to take many of Oubre's minutes, also acknowledged the challenge of what's ahead. Read More »

Nadal beats Thiem in Madrid, wins 3rd straight title

Dominic Thiem set up a Madrid Open final showdown with Rafael Nadal as the Austrian ended the charge of Pablo Cuevas. Rafael Nadal has won the Madrid Open after a grueling encounter with Dominic Thiem . Djokovic's straight sets win in that encounter meant he had won his last 15 sets stretching back to the 2014 French Open final against the 14-time Grand Slam champion. Read More »