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Boston Celtics: 5 Takeaways From Game 1

Everyone will flip out. "I'm not quite sure who's in his life", James told reporters in Cleveland. They'll bring up the "TNT Bulls". Isaiah Thomas was met with a deafening cheer from the crowd when he returned to the court for the Boston Celtics on Sunday night, just one day after his sister was killed in a auto accident. Read More »

Pekka Rinne, Predators beat Blackhawks 1-0 in Game 1

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And when they get there, they need to find a way to the net. Ryan Hartman lost his cool as his team was trailing 5-0 late in the third, using two hands to hit Craig Smith in the face after he was already down on the ice. Stars bring back Hitchcock as head coach DALLAS - Ken Hitchcock is back as coach of the Dallas Stars , more than 15 years after being fired by the team he took to its only Stanley Cup championship. Read More »

San Antonio Spurs vs Memphis Grizzlies

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Memphis point guard Mike Conley finished with 13 points, but did not score after making a layup with 8:40 remaining in the second quarter. "We can play better and we will play better", Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said. The bucket that he scored looked so easy it was nearly cruel, as Leonard got the and-one. "I think I did that today". When head coach Gregg Popovich can rely on 48 minutes of strong point guard play, the Spurs offense looks like the basketball version of Mozart. Read More »

Blues take 3-0 series lead over Wild

Given the success of the Blues game plan in game 1 and 2, there likely won't be much change in their strategy. The Penguins were relentless in their pursuit to put this series away early, overcoming an early 3-1 deficit to prevail 5-4 in overtime for a 3-0 series lead. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers escape with Game 1 victory over Indiana Pacers

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IN has been in playoff mode for weeks and George carried the Pacers down the stretch go to get them into the postseason by averaging 32.8 points, 8.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists during a 5-1 April. "We all know math in here". When you're doubling me, I'm giving it up. "I've kicked it to him and he's made the big shot". Neither Mo Williams nor LeBron James committed a single miscue, while dishing out a combined 11 assists.LeBron would proceed to lead all scorers with 38 points, adding eight boards ... Read More »

Blue Jackets, Wild in danger of being swept out of playoffs

Werenski returned in the third period with a full facemask and a significant cut and bruise under his right eye. He's still a ranter and raver, as he's shown at times this season, but players say he's dialed it down. The intense Tortorella even eased up this season as his young team bought into the brand of fast, close-checking, "safe is death" hockey he wanted out of them. Read More »

Man Utd stun Chelsea to open up PL title race

It was early in the match and it gave the team more confidence and stability. "The kid played fantastically well, but everybody fought and did what they had to do". "We must have the same". But the 19-year-old made up for his miss less than a minute later latching on to a through ball from Ander Herrera before slotting the ball past Asmir Begovic, who was deputising for the injured Thibaut Courtois. Read More »

Trump suggests the media are favoring Democratic candidates in special elections

If 2018 is a typical year, Democrats will gain seats in the House and Senate nationwide, according to Hal Bass, a political science professor at Ouachita Baptist University. Ossoff has used the anti-Trump windfall to blanket the expensive television market with advertising that tries to stoke liberal angst but also woo disaffected Republicans in a district Trump barely won in November. Read More »

Kids were fast and furious at Cook Park Easter Egg Hunt

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By the end of the day, she said, there was plenty of loose candy on the ground and a few empty eggs, but everyone seemed happy. Nearby, the brand new playground equipment at Lakeland Park also includes features for children with special needs. Read More »

Capitals D Alzner a GTD for Game 3

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The Matthews line had a good Game 2 up against the Kuznetsov line in the run of play - generating some chances, and Matthews was impressively strong on the faceoff dot in the defensive zone as the game wore on - but the line is yet to break through offensively in this series. Read More »

Bahrain GP: Hamilton, Bottas finish in podium but Vettel secures win

Mercedes slipped to second in the Constructors' championship, three points behind Ferrari. When the five red lights went out, it was the Finnish driver who got off to a ideal start, pulling away from the chasing pack. Vettel's 44th career win puts him in command, heading into the Russian GP in Sochi in two weeks' time. Bottas was struggling by now, the tyres on his Mercedes overheating. Read More »

MVP favorites Harden, Westbrook get first-round showdown

Abrines for the season shot 38.1 percent from three this season and could be the shooter that the Thunder need to match the shooting of the Rockets. He did all of that, but also drained his second game-winner of the season in the last five seconds of a game, eliminating the Nuggets from the playoffs in the process with a 3-pointer. Read More »

Ethiopia's champions in Boston to defend marathon titles

Switzer has since run 39marathons and started 261 Fearless, a foundation to support women runners. "It obviously meant so much to them to have this sense of fearlessness", Switzer said of what her bib number represents. "This is so clear when you watch the Boston Marathon ". Fifty years ago, Switzer's boyfriend had to fend off a race official who sought to physically stop her from running. Read More »

How can the Sharks slow down Oilers' McDavid?

Sharks captain Joe Pavelski said he is not sure if it was his team's experience or just an overall sense of composure that turned the tide. "I definitely felt a little nervous heading in". Players who struggled mightily down the stretch as the Sharks squandered the nine-point lead that they held atop the Pacific Division on March 15 suddenly came to life, as if resuscitated. Read More »

Predators blank Kane, Blackhawks in Game 1, 1-0

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The Blackhawks were outshot 30-29, outhit 48-31 and lost the majority of their faceoffs. Another way the Hawks could combat the blocks is to attempt shot fakes. The 34-year-old netminder stopped all 30 shots he faced, and the Predators pulled away for a 5-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday night. Read More »

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

Bradley Beal (22 points) and Markieff Morris (21 points) also had excellent offensive games themselves. Conscious that he couldn't do it all himself, Wall embraced the role as defensive stopper and facilitator on Sunday. "I think it's important that we come out and get this one Wednesday and take it back to Atlanta". "That's the last time I was in the playoffs". He vowed to take his game to another level as a new season begins - not to mention the quest for his first title. Read More »

Badminton: B Sai Praneeth stuns Kidambi Srikanth to lift Singapore Open title

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Srikanth then showed why he is considered one of the best Indian shuttlers right now, fighting back from 4-9 down in the opening game to never look back. 1 Tai Tzu Ying maintained her supremacy by taming the World and Olympic champion Carolina Marin 21-15, 21-15. Reddy and Ponnappa couldn't mount a challenge against Chinese third seeded pair Lu Kai and Huang Yaqiong, who took only 27 minutes to win 21-11, 21-8. Read More »

National Basketball Association playoff wins for Warriors and Wizards

The Blazers were able to keep this game close mainly because of the play of their backcourt. Green had 10 points, 3 blocks and 2 steals in the quarter. The defensive player of the year candidate Draymond Green showed up big time as he anchored the defense of the Warriors . So, what changed? According to Blazers coach Terry Stotts, the Warriors didn't really change much of anything schematically, besides trapping more on pick and rolls. Read More »

LeBron James says the Cavs have a "good chance" to repeat

Love, who missed 30 days recovering from knee surgery, said he is ready to go after two hard practices. What gives James so much confidence as he seeks to secure his seventh straight trips to the NBA Finals? It was the last day National Basketball Association teams could sign players and have them eligible for the playoffs. Read More »

Harden Has 37 Points, Rockets Rout Thunder 118-87

The series is expected to be a jaw-dropping display of offensive fireworks largely lit by Russell Westbrook and James Harden . Westbrook scored his 36th triple-double of the year with 39 points, 11 rebounds , and 13 assists. You have to go out there with a objective and know what you're trying to execute, whether it's defensively or offensively, your schemes, know your personnel, knowing your plays in a nutshell. Read More »

Bucks beat Raptors 97-83 in opening game

The Raptors are now 0-9 in Game 1s during the first round. Now that Lowry is healthy, the Raptors might be the only team capable of emerging from the East as the conference's representative in the NBA Finals. They will even screen the screener, also known as a "Ram" pick and roll , creating open lanes to the rim and uncontested jumpers. "A lot of that led to tough shots, challenged shots". Read More »

Arsenal fans blast players after Palace loss

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Arsenal chairman Sir Chips Keswick last month issued a show of support for Wenger - but since then their form has nosedived. "It's now looking like the players want change", Carragher told Sky Sports . I believe they can do it. "Absolutely, it's definitely about winning trophies", Vyas added. "When you are a big club you want to win every game, so that is normal". Read More »

Luke Shaw criticised by Jose Mourinho again despite return to action for

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With five points, and a game in hand, separating United to fourth-placed Manchester City before the start of this game, the gap is now four points having played the same number of matches. Everton goalkeeper Robles did well to save it and send it out for a corner. If West Brom's refusal to cross the half way line on Saturday irked Mourinho, the look on his face at the manner in which United fell behind suggested an even darker mood, though the United manager can not have it both ways. Read More »

Ethiopia's Deba inherits 2014 Boston win, but not the prize

She had just started preparing for the marathon this past summer until her injury. Adair, who turns 49 this year, ran in high school and college but only resumed running in the last six years when his children began to show an interest. And in some cases, it keeps getting the better of them. "Never, never. That's the amusing thing". "I was kind of surprised by what I was able to do at NY and by how much it refueled my passion for marathoning", McMahan said. Read More »

Conte: Victory against Bournemouth was a 'good answer' to Spurs' win

For a player who has scored 19 times this season, Costa appeared a little short of confidence, and Conte raged on the sidelines when his striker was loose in possession. " Chelsea is an awesome defensive team". That's a big thing and it's going very well this year. Bournemouth have won consecutive Premier League fixtures at the Vitality Stadium, netting five goals in the process. Read More »

Harden has 37 points, Rockets rout Thunder, Westbrook 118-87

Harden said after the Houston Rockets' 118-87 win over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Sunday evening in Game 1 of their Western Conference first-round playoff series. Butler scored 10 consecutive points to put the Bulls back in front early in the fourth, the first of three lead changes in the fourth quarter. Thunder big men Enes Kanter and Adams combined for 14 points on six of 13 shooting, plus eight rebounds. Read More »

Rudy Gobert: Rudy Gobert helps Jazz knock off Spurs on Wednesday

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L.A hosted the final game, with the hometown Clippers prevailing 108-95 behind Jamal Crawford's 28 points off the bench. A video review confirmed it was good. "Hopefully we can rise to the occasion and play well". "I'm seeing all these other guys play tonight, Game 1 and I'm really anxious right now so I can only do so much". Read More »

Braves top Padres 4-2 as Dickey pitches in 3rd Atlanta park

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He had no reason to worry. Hank Aaron , the real home run king, threw out the first pitch. Ender Inciarte matched his homer total for all of last season with his third in two games and the Atlanta Braves made the opening of SunTrust Park a winning one Friday night. Read More »

Blue Jackets' Calvert to face hearing for hit on Kuhnhackl

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Despite Werenski's gruesome injury, referees let play continue, and Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust took advantage of the de facto power play to score the game-tying goal on a pass from Evgeni Malkin. Many fans on Twitter are calling for a suspension. Screened by David Perron, Dubnyk didn't track Schwartz's deep shot from the slot. St. Louis leads series 2-0. Read More »

Raikkonen: Ferrari should have 'done better'

Lance Stroll, the 18-year-old rookie, spun off the track on the first lap after making contact with Force India's Sergio Perez. The Williams ended up in the gravel and the virtual safety auto was deployed. His team-mate Stoffel Vandoorne also failed to make it to the end after suffering a mechanical failure to cap another miserable weekend for McLaren. Romain Grosjean was just outside the points in the other Haas vehicle, ahead of Renault duo Nico Hulkenberg and Jolyon Palmer, Williams' ... Read More »

Wenger: Arsenal have not been disastrous

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We are toothless going forward and a shambles at the back. "We all have to ask searching questions of ourselves and accept responsibility for the defeat". They are in real danger of missing out on Champions League qualification for the first time under Wenger, which could also make them an even less attractive destination in this summer's transfer window. Read More »

IPL-10: Delhi elect to bat vs KKR

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Gambhir stated that giving Narine an extended run as an opener remains a possibility if the move works well going forward but he was pleased at the depth Narine's big-hitting added to the Knight Riders' line-up. Yadav, who finished the season as India's third highest wicket-taker behind R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, got into the act especially at the death after conceding 11 runs in his opening over. Read More »

Augusta Masters: Garcia, Fowler among leaders

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Rose was runner-up to Jordan Spieth at Augusta National in 2015. Sergio Garcia has a share of the lead after three rounds at the Masters. He shot a respectable 71 but lost ground and is six shots back in his pursuit of the final leg of a career Grand Slam. Read More »