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Celtics' Isaiah Thomas plays day after sister's death

The Bulls stunned the favored Boston Celtics 111-97 to take a 2-0 lead in this first round playoff series . "They're still working on that as a family". And when the Celtics doubled Butler and Wade on pick-and-pops, Lopez popped jumper after jumper on his way to 18 points and eight rebounds. While some might be shocked by how Chicago has played as a No. Read More »

Phaneuf scores in OT as Senators tie series against Bruins

Craig Anderson finished with 17 saves. Boston hadn't hosted a Bruins playoff game in three years, so the B's made sure that the boisterous Patriots' Day crowd got their money's worth at least in terms of entertainment value, but not so much in the final result. Read More »

Juventus stun Barcelona 3-0 in Champions League quarter-final

He said the word "nightmare" no less than four times as he struggled to explain how Barca, who arrived in Turin on the back of a 2-0 league reverse to Malaga, failed to respond. My second was probably more hard than the first one but I hit the ball well and it went in. Once again, their opposition played with more intensity and fire leaving Barcelona's possession-play ponderous. Read More »

Leafs Beat Caps in OT

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Maslakow will also appear on stage at the Maple Leafs' tailgate party prior to Game 3 outside Air Canada Centre in Maple Leaf Square to pump up the crowd that will gather to watch the game on a giant video screen. We have to cash in, but that can change in a heart beat, it could change (Wednesday). Following an optional practice at the Leafs' facility on Tuesday, Trotz took the blame for Ovechkin's low ice time total. Read More »

What The Masters win means for Sergio Garcia

Rose's playoff tee shot soared deep into trees right of the fairway but bounced out onto pine straw while Garcia found the fairway. Both men played the ideal hole up until the green where Rose missed a seven-foot birdie putt to hand Garcia his chance, but he rolled a shorter - but arguably more testing putt - wide of the hole and they would soon replay the last. Read More »

Leicester City-Atletico Madrid Champions League aggregate score, highlights: Cinderella run ends

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Leicester's bench for the second leg share 121 global appearances, of which Ahmed Musa and Andy King account for 98. Antoine Griezmann's penalty kick in the opening leg is the difference, but Leicester overturned a second-leg deficit against a Spanish team (Sevilla) in the round of 16 and will hope for the same kind of performance in front of a raucous home crowd. Read More »

The Masters 2017: Is Tiger Woods competing?

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There was a roller coaster of emotions and, once again, I was torn. But that has not stopped oddsmakers from making them the top two betting favorites to win their first green jacket on Sunday with first-round play starting Thursday. "I mean, he's not very massively on my radar". "I'm proud of my entire round", he said twice. "Maybe it's a good thing". I was saying to Rex yesterday, I feel like everyone is my family now, because I've been hurt in front of you guys, I've cried in front of you ... Read More »

Isco's 2 goals keep Real Madrid on title track in Ronaldo's absence

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Here's five things from a weekend of La Liga action which saw Isco inspire another late Real Madrid win, Lionel Messi keep Barcelona in the title race and Tony Adams get off to a tough start at Granada . In an all-important fixture against relegation-facing Sporting Gijon, Isco proved why Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta described him as an "incredible player" and ensured his team's victory by 3-2, smashing two goals, including one in injury time. Read More »

J.J. Watt huge fan of Rockets guard Patrick Beverley

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Despite starting the game 0-for-4, Harden tallied 18 points by halftime to give the Rockets a five-point lead, then hit a 3-pointer on the first possession of the second half to set the tone for what was coming. His Rockets have made and attempted more three point shots than any team in National Basketball Association history, making 1181 out of 3306. Harden praised Beverley after the game, who finished with a postseason career-high 21 points and 10 rebounds. Read More »

Celtics will try to avoid 0-2 hole against Bulls

They wouldn't their breath giving extra attention to a player they don't care about. In case everyone forgot, this is also the same Chicago team who nearly missed the playoffs, getting in by a hair with beating the Miami Heat in the tiebreaker. Read More »

Rays pitcher Jake Odorizzi on DL with strained hamstring

All players wore the number 42 around Major League Baseball to honor Robinson. Boston native Alex Cobb allowed four runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out none in five innings. Craig Kimbrel worked a ideal ninth for his fourth save, adding Boston's 14th and 15th strikeouts of the game. Erasmo Ramirez entered and gave up a homer to Moreland on his first pitch . Read More »

Windies record their best ODI run-chase to beat Pakistan

With so much at stake, Sarfraz would want to reinforce his stamp on the side, given his insistence of wanting Pakistan to play a particular brand of cricket. "He is an outstanding captain and refined human being". "As a professional, you try to get better every day", said Nurse. "I have always tried to take the country's name forward and always go one step ahead". Read More »

Warriors' Kevin Durant listed as questionable for Game 2 vs. Blazers

It worked. Like magic. The Draymond Green Playoff Show got off to a positively insane start on Sunday. Portland center Jusuf Nurkic is out for Game 1 of the Trail Blazers' playoff series at Golden State after missing the last seven games of the regular season with a nondisplaced fracture in his right leg. Read More »

I don´t smell the title - Conte needs Chelsea focus

Eden Hazard's wonderful finish carried Chelsea ever closer to the Premier League title as the Blues saw off Bournemouth 3-1 at Dean Court. After London rivals Tottenham Hotspur thumped Watford 4-0 for their sixth straight league win to cut their lead to four points, Chelsea faced a potentially hard visit to the south coast. Read More »

NHL Roundup: Rangers top Canadiens to tie series at 2-2

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Instead of attempting to play Montreal's heavy game against them, the Rangers need to rewind the tape. They are now in the driver's seat, a Game 4 win at Madison Square Garden away from taking a 3-1 series edge in a building where the Rangers are on the verge of tying an National Hockey League record for consecutive playoff losses (seven) at home. Read More »

JJ Watt huge fan of Rockets guard Patrick Beverley

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Then Game 1 happened. Oklahoma City led the league in offensive rebound rate at 27.9 percent but grabbed just four offensive boards in the first half and didn't record a second-chance basket until the 4:00 mark of the third quarter. Game two of the series is Tuesday at the Garden. No one until Russell Westbrook who got things started from day one this season, doing so with a fiery fury that is unmatched. Read More »

Isco seeks long-term Real Madrid stay

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But, Sociedad attackers , Xabi Preito and Inigo Martinez exploited Barca's shoddy defence, and managed to get two goals back, including one own goal from Samuel Umtiti. He equalized Sporting's opener with a twisting run inside the home side's penalty area which he finished with a low shot and then won the game in the last minute with a low drive to put the icing on the cake. Read More »

NCAA Basketball Tournaments Returning to Albany in 2019, 2020

Fort Worth also will host the NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championships for four years, beginning in 2019. Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper signed a compromise bill March 30 while saying it wasn't a ideal solution. Critics say the new legislature still allows for discrimination against LGBT people. They'll handle hosting duties for the 2020 event. "It's a shame to see that those concerns have already fallen by the wayside". Read More »

Boston Red Sox Game Recap: April 10, 2017 @ Detroit Tigers

The game started 35 minutes later than expected due to a rain delay. On Saturday, during a matchup between the Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox, a couple of fans got enough courage (stupidity), on separate occasions, to rush the field at Comerica Park. Read More »

Vijay Mallya Arrested in London Based on India's Extradition Request

The new push comes after Mallya and nine former Kingfisher executives were charged in absentia with fraud and conspiracy by India's Central Bureau of Investigation. Coming down heavily on the Centre over Vijay Mallya's arrest, the Congress Party on Wednesday said making hullaballoo over the liquor baron's detention and celebrating it as a great achievement by the government is premature and unnecessary. Read More »

Brighton returns to English top-flight after 34 years

The affable Hughton told the Voice of Sport at the start of January: "We've also got good experience in the side". "That will add something to all of their CVs, all of their thoughts when they're looking back". "We have to all take responsibility, we win together and we lose together". "It is possible to do both like Bournemouth past year and probably Burnley will this season". Read More »

Walcott says nothing can keep Arsenal colleague Ozil down

But Bilic said he has not even contemplated relegation and that he has never once questioned belief in the work he is doing with West Ham. West Ham's cause was not helped by the loss of Michail Antonio at half time and the removal of Andy Carroll just past the hour mark. Read More »

Rays starter Jake Odorizzi leaves with tight left hamstring

Wright (1-1) served up four homers and eight runs in just 1 1/3 innings last Wednesday against Baltimore. After two warmup pitches, he walked slowly off the mound. Joe Kelly (2-0) earned the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings and Craig Kimbrel notched his fifth save. He went six innings, allowing one run in his debut on Tuesday. Read More »

Kenyans take the honours in Boston Marathon

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She will be wearing that same number, 261, in this year's race. It wasn't until the race began that officials noticed a woman running among the men. She noted that a woman had already run the course once - without entering. Guiding Eyes for the Blind CEO Thomas Panek, who will be running Boston , visited the finish line with two other puppies on Sunday - these were a few weeks old already - and attracted a lot of attention. Read More »

France blanks Britain in opening singles of Davis Cup quarterfinals

ROUEN, France (AP) - France advanced to the Davis Cup semifinals after veterans Julien Benneteau and Nicolas Mahut won a tight doubles to beat Britain 3-0 on Saturday. The main hope for Edmund and Britain was that the occasion would get to 22-year-old Pouille, playing in just his third Davis Cup tie, and there were some early nerves from the Frenchman. Read More »

Leonard has 32 points, Spurs rout Grizzlies 111-82 in Game 1

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They seemed to have internalized Fizdale's message because when they emerged the Grizzlies went on a run, outscoring the Spurs 34-19 to open the half. Harden scored 37 points to outshine Westbrook, and the Rockets pulled away in the third quarter and coasted to a 118-87 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series . Read More »

Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson show support for Isaiah Thomas

Bradley echoed those statements after the game, saying that Thomas' emotion weighed heavy over the entire team. Although the margin was more or less 10 for most of the game, it never seemed in question, or that the Celtics would make a run long enough to take a substantial lead. Read More »

Mourinho praises solid performance against "sad" Sunderland

There were four goals in the opening 23 minutes, with teenager Tom Davies giving Everton the lead after just 30 seconds. Demarai Gray released Islam Slimani to level in the fourth minute and six minutes later Marc Albrighton's free-kick from wide on the left embarrassed Joel Robles to put Leicester ahead. Read More »

Atletico Madrid coach Simeone leans on Griezmann for more derby glory

Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez joined former player Raúl , and members of the current side Pepe and Nacho at an event today to celebrate the 29th anniversary of the Ramón Mendoza supporters' group. "We're very well physically; you could see that we finished the game better than Madrid ". Real ended a three-season drought against their neighbours earlier on in the campaign with a 3-0 win at the Vicente Calderon in November, thanks to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo, a ... Read More »

Bayern faces tough task to beat Real Madrid at Bernabeu

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Barca host Real Sociedad later on Saturday (19:45 BST), with their next La Liga match against Madrid in El Clasico next Sunday. We're sure there are a few Real Madrid fans who are feeling the love for Isco right now. Centerback Sergio Ramos was the only first-choice player in Madrid's starting 11, which included rare showings by backs Fabio Coentrao and Danilo and midfielders Marco Asensio and James Rodriguez. Read More »

Calm Chelsea have experience to win title: Begovic

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That effectively crushed their remaining titles hopes. Many predicted Antonio Conte's side would see out the title with minimal fuss during the run-in but the Blues have now lost two of their last four games. While Ben Davies can never fully fill Rose's shoes, he is playing at the top of his potential and doesn't look out of place in Spurs starting 11. Read More »

Lewandowski will '100 per cent' return for Bayern in second leg

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Real could have further extended their advantage as Marcelo's shot from the left flew wide and Benzema's angled effort and a header from Ramos were both correctly ruled out for offside. He had not scored in the Champions League in 659 minutes before Wednesday night, last finding the net in a 2-2 group stage draw with Borussia Dortmund in September past year. Read More »

Maple Leafs drop finale, will face Capitals in first round

The Atlantic Division-champion Montreal Canadiens have home-ice advantage against the New York Rangers. The joy and excitement that filled Air Canada Centre on Saturday night quickly gave way to concern. We are excited to say the least. "He wasn't called on to make a ton, but he was called on to make big ones and sometimes that tougher". "We were relaxed and loose for the most part today and it translated into us making plays and creating offense". Read More »