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Smith's IPL team rises to occasion to reach final


Mumbai need 163 to win the game. Sundar then dealt decisive blow to remove unsafe Kieron Pollard (7) caught by Steve Smith who had smartly positioned himself at short mid-wicket in similar fashion as Rayudu's wicket. Against Mumbai , he could only muster 14 off his first 17 balls. In the 19th over, Mitchell McClenaghan, aiming for a yorker produced a beamer that Tiwary dispatched to the fence. Read More »

NHL playoffs: Energized Ducks beat Predators, even Western finals

I don't care". Ducks defenseman Josh Manson said Kesler would be in his head a little bit if he was playing against one of the finalists for the Selke trophy given to the NHL's best defensive forward. Five of their six defensemen made their way onto the scoresheet, combining for six total points (one goal, five assists). The Nashville Predators look to protect their home ice and take a 2-1 series lead. Read More »

Barcelona or Bayern Munich would have sacked me by now - Guardiola

We'll see what happens next season. "We're going to travel to Watford to win and to finish third". Guardiola spoke glowingly of the Argentine international's years of service to the club. He's been key to City winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup - but Zabaleta has proven to be so much more than a brilliant footballer. Read More »

LeBron James turns back on Kelly Olynyk in Game 1

The Celtics prevailed, which means they are back in the Eastern Conference finals for the first time in five years. The Celtics exerted a lot of effort to win a highly competitive Game 7 over the Wizards and now play a rested Cavaliers team on one day's rest. Read More »

Ricciardo's first podium finish of F1 year

Racing against a team mate - with the constructors' championship always a consideration and the same strategist calling the shots for both - can never be as no-holds barred. At the front, Vettel managed to pull away from Hamilton and established a satisfactory gap. His excellent jump from the start allowed him to pass Hamilton at the first turn. Read More »

On LaVar Ball winning the NBA lottery and the Hornets' draft pick

L.A. only has one team to worry about when it comes to grabbing available talent before them and if recent reports of Fultz going No.1 overall are true, the Lakers will have the choice of snagging Ball at No.2. They drafted center Joel Embiid third overall in the 2014 NBA Draft. 'In this day's National Basketball Association, picks are very, very valuable. Read More »

Ducks overcome early deficit, stingy Predators goalie to tie series

There haven't been many times during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs when things have looked bleak for the Nashville Predators at home, but forward Filip Forsberg has been there to help save the day when they have. Cycling in the zone, Mattias Ekholm bombed a shot from the point that got knocked to the side where Roman Josi sized it up and ripped a wrister past Gibson. Read More »

Chelsea: Phil Thompson reveals secret to Antonio Conte's success


Then, Costa was among the players dousing Conte in champagne and beer. "This is a dream that is coming true, " said Conte, who has won four successive domestic championships after three with Juventus. Although previous year Italian papers might have shown much more enthusiasm for Ranieri's win, they have been quick to praise Conte for doing the having an instant impact in the Premier League and establishing an Italian dominance in England. Read More »

Boston Celtics win NBA draft lottery, Lakers second

The Celtics won 25 games in the first season after the trade but their win total has improved in each of the next three seasons, culminating in getting the top seed in the Eastern Conference this season. "It's two completely different situations: One is a lot about the future, and one is in the present", Celtics president Danny Ainge said. Just four years into their rebuild, the C's have already risen to be among the top tier of teams in the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Canelo Alvarez Next Fight: Options After Dominating Julio Chavez Jr

Breaking: Canelo Álvarez will fight Gennady Golovkin for the Middleweight Championship on September 16 . Golovkin (37-0, 33 KOs) now holds the unified World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Council (WBC), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and International Boxing Organization (IBO) middleweight titles. Read More »

Home Court Mastery of Celtics Over Wizards by Winning all Nine Games

Bradley averaged 16 points per game in Games 1 and 2 at Boston and then averaged 6 points per game in Washington . If you take away Isaiah Thomas' scoring, who on the Celtics can beat you? If the Celtics win on Friday night they would move on to host the Cleveland Cavaliers to open the eastern conference finals. Read More »

Spurs to start Jonathan Simmons over Kawhi Leonard for Game 2


The Spurs could not contain Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry as they willed the Warriors back into the game. He's not wrong. Pachulia is a bruiser who isn't afraid to use his six fouls. One Spurs fan went as far as starting a petition on to have Golden State's Zaza Pachulia banned from the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Three things we learned in the NHL: Fourth line rolls for Rangers


The Senators were forced to pull Craig Anderson in Game 4, so his confidence should be shaken. Vesey pulled the Rangers in front 4-3 with his first career playoff goal when he pounced on a Brady Skjei rebound. Just minutes later, Turris took a pass from Alex Burrows and knocked a series-shifting shot past Henrik Lundqvist . The game got physical in the third period as the teams combined for 78 penalty minutes, with the majority of that coming in the final minute. Read More »

National Hockey League playoffs: Penguins vs

Stream every single game of the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs with Sportsnet NOW. The most gregarious moment for the tattered Pittsburgh defenders came late in the second period when, following an excellent impersonation of the Keystone Kops running amok, the stumbling defence allowed Senators centre Kyle Turris to walk in, pull Murray out of the net and slip the puck in behind the goalie. Read More »

Warriors Trounce Spurs For 2-0 Series Lead


Patrick McCaw took the bulk of Iguodala's minutes, it was the first minutes in the Conference Finals for the rookie but it didn't look like it as he was very productive, attacking whenever a big switched onto him and looking confident while doing it. Read More »

Nearly arrested? Mike Brown was just trying to get to Game 2


What I saw, he kept moving in that direction after he contested the shot. "I couldn't care less". "And the history there exasperates the whole situation and makes me very, very angry". The Warriors entered the conference finals as a -275 favorite to win the National Basketball Association title this postseason, the heaviest favorite at this stage in the history of the league. Read More »

Canelo pounds Chavez Jr to one-sided shutout win


They'll do just that on September 16 . The fight all boxing fans have been waiting for - Saul "Canelo" Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin - has finally been confirmed. Golovkin appeared from backstage after the fight and was invited into the ring by the victorious Alvarez . It was two years removed from the disappointment of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s lopsided victory over Manny Pacquiao . Read More »

LeBron James Subtly Trolls Boston Celtics With Wardrobe Selection

The Warriors just want to keep the momentum that has them at 10-0 this postseason. We have to game plan for what they bring to the table. "It helps a little bit, but at the same time , we're so focused on what's going on in this group of guys we have", Thomas said of motivation that comes with the doubt thrown their way. Read More »

LaVar Ball: Lonzo to work out for Lakers only

If the Lakers fall out of the top three, their pick goes to the 76ers, who would get it from Phoenix per terms of a three-team trade with Milwaukee at the 2015 deadline. We're sitting in a fantastic position. "I think there are four, five guys that are well suited to be [drafted] at the top". They rebounded relatively quickly, however, and then bolstered their squad with the No. Read More »

Arsene Wenger urges Arsenal fans to abandon boycott

Centre-back Laurent Koscielny also has "a little problem" with his calf after the Stoke City match, Wenger said, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain is sidelined with a hamstring injury. I have to say it is a fantastic memory for myself to look at the medal. "I work every day not to turn up halfway, [but to] turn up properly and do my job properly". Read More »

Flurry Of First Period Goals Gives Senators Game 3 Win Over Penguins

The Senators know they will probably need more than one goal per game to win the series. I think the score of the game is not an indication of how the whole game played out. Perhaps the Penguins could have made more of a game, but it felt pretty much over after the first 20 minutes. "I'm sure it will be a watercooler conversation for a lot of fans around the National Hockey League for sure", NBC's Pierre McGuire said during the third period Wednesday. Read More »

Chelsea 'hungry' to win UCL - Courtois


Some criticism was deserved and others not - and if you bounce back and win the title again. that's awesome. It is Chelsea's second title win in three seasons, their sixth in total. "So obviously I guess they will do their work now and hopefully we can finish the season with an FA Cup win as well". The celebrating they had done already was of course one big reason why Conte was so late in, given that he was forced to change out of his now-ruined suit. Read More »

Braves slugger Freeman leaves game after hit by pitch


In 25 plate appearances with the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double-A affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, the six-foot-five, 240-pound Biagini went 2-for-20, with one run scored and one RBI. Shortstop Dansby Swanson also had two RBIs. Mike Foltynewicz (2-4) went six innings for the win, allowing three runs. "I've seen it from him enough". Read More »

Suns fall 2 spots, will pick 4th in NBA Draft


There was no luck at No. 13 for the Nuggets on Tuesday night. Although the public perception is that this draft shapes up as something similar to how Ben Simmons and Brandon Ingram stood above all others a year ago, the view from several league executives is that nothing is clear-cut this time. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo's Double Puts Real Madrid On Verge Of Title

Zidane had been changing the team's rotation over the last few months as Madrid also played the decisive stages of the Champions League. Celta created plenty of opportunities, but three minutes into the second period Ronaldo doubled the lead after receiving a clever pass from Isco, and Celta were further wounded when Aspas saw red for a second booking. Read More »

Ainge's patience pays off with Celtics' draft lottery win


According to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne , Lonzo is still undecided on whether or not he will work out for teams other than the Lakers heading into the draft. I mean, the ZO2s, with the second pick. We're sitting in a fantastic position. It was a good night for the Kings , who moved up to five, about as good as possible give that it was the outcome of thier pick swap with the Sixers. Read More »

San Antonio 100-136 Golden State: Warriors take 2-0 lead

San Antonio's depleted offense was led by Jonathon Simmons with 22 points. From the very beginning, the team delivered the knockout punch and was off to the races. The incident happened as Pachulia was closing out defensively on Leonard, which is a well-known and much-maligned tactic for its danger to players' knees and ankles. Read More »

Conte on Chelsea 'turning point'; makes trophy pledge to Blues

So obviously I guess they will do their work now and hopefully we can finish the season with an FA Cup win as well". "And we can improve". Previous to this game Arsenal had been in a slump where they had lost to Crystal Palace, Watford, West Brom, and had been knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich by a score of 10-2 on aggregate. Read More »

Nadal top Goffin to reach semis — Madrid Open

Djokovic now faces either Rafael Nadal or ninth-seeded David Goffin for a place in the final. "(The) level was definitely very high today I thought from both players", Djokovic said. "I know because I've been in his skin, too". Lopez snuffed it out, lashing a forehand victor and a biting serve to level. Perhaps smarting from that decision, the Spaniard sent a forehand long on set point to conclude a 39-minute opener that had the crowd in attendance admittedly subdued. Read More »

Washington Capitals vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - 5/6/17 NHL Pick, Odds, and Prediction


May 1, 2017 - Crosby suffers a concussion after being cross-checked in the head by Washington defenseman Matt Niskanen in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal. Sidney has dealt with several other concussions during his National Hockey League career, including one against the Capitals in the 2011 Winter Classic that took him nearly two years to completely recover from. Read More »

Predators rally to beat Ducks


Beyond just the comfort that comes with having a 3-1 series lead, a win would ensure the Ducks need seven games to advance. With a minute left in the first, Vatanen fired a rocket past Rinne for a power-play goal to slice the Ducks' deficit to 2-1. Read More »

MGOLF Finishes Fifth and Advances to NCAA Championship


Pepperdine (835, -5) and Oklahoma (737, -3) each played even-par golf in the final round to finish third and fourth, respectively. After waiting out a almost four-hour rain delay in the morning, all five Huskies displayed upward mobility, led by junior Frank Garber who surged 19 spots after carding a 1-under 70 and improving his score by four strokes. Read More »

James, Love help Cavs rout Celtics 117-104 in Game 1


The Boston Celtics were able to defend their home court against the Washington Wizards in Game 7 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Semifinals. To find out, watch the Cleveland Cavaliers vs. The Celtics opened with a plan to switch defenders off screens to prevent James from turning the corner on drives. Probably not, but Olynyk was fantastic in Game 7 against the Wizards, so maybe? They can spread the team out. Read More »

Wizards put up Wall to bring down Celtics in heated playoff

Thomas, who scored 53 points in Boston's Game 2 victory, admitted the Wizards have upped the attention on him the past two games. The Wizards have a great scoring duo of Bradley Beal and John Wall. Oubre's ejection was deemed a flagrant two foul and the league reviews those, so he could be facing a possible suspension. That's definitely an eye-popping statistic, as Thomas averaged 8.5 free-throw attempts per game during the regular season and is recording 8.4 attempts a night during ... Read More »