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San Antonio Spurs Star Kawhi Leonard Officially Questionable For Game 6

So I just think having him vs. Durant will be interesting in a playoff battle, they had one previous year that was really interesting. "They're a great offensive team. "We understand that the team we're now facing is the most unsafe team in the league with a lot of weapons", Pau Gasol said. NEED TO KNOW: As has been the case all series, the Spurs will try to limit Houston's 3-pointers. Read More »

Mourinho responds to Arsenal fan chants with dig

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Today they had their scarves out and they were singing. It's nice for them. "It's the first time I leave Highbury or Emirates and they're happy". Before they were walking the streets with their heads low. "The manager giving the young players opportunities is always good and I've grown up with Scott over the years, so to see him make his debut is a proud moment". Read More »

Silva: We must not panic after Sunderland defeat

On-loan Liverpool midfielder Markovic saw a thumping header tipped over by the England Under-21 worldwide, who then stopped Hernandez's sweeping shot from Andrew Robertson's left-wing cross at his near post. It might not have been the most impressive game in terms of entertainment, but Sunderland dug deep to deliver a result even though their ten-year stay in the top-flight is heading for an end. Read More »

Sanchez, Giroud send Arsenal up to fifth

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Alexis Sanchez is the first Arsenal player to score 20 league goals in a season since Robin van Persie in 2011/12 (30). The only negative for Arsenal at St. Initially, manager Claude Puel's side sat deep in two banks of four, allowing Tadic to play centrally behind lone striker Gabbiadini. The Frenchman has never finished outside the Premier League's top four in a full season at the helm and is optimistic they can gatecrash the Champions League places this time around, despite a ... Read More »

Spurs' Leonard expects to play despite ankle injury

If the San Antonio Spurs don't have Leonard, it should be obvious the Spurs won't win anything. Point guard Tony Parker had been lost for the season to torn quadriceps muscle in Game 2. Mike D'Antoni was forced to go with a foreign starting lineup to avoid his bench unit getting killed on the boards. "So I think everybody else picked it up very well". Read More »

Nashville Predators take control of series, beat St. Louis Blues 3-1

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Vladimir Tarasenko's second goal of the night broke a 2-2 deadlock with 3:51 left as the Blues downed Nashville, 3-2 in St. Louis. St. Louis Blues left wing Ivan Barbashev (49), of Russian Federation, and Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis (4) battle for the puck during the second period in Game 2 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series Friday, April 28, . Read More »

Ricky Stenhouse Jr. scores 1st career Cup win with last-lap pass

McMurray has been pretty consistent this year, finishing in the top 10 in five races. It had to be him, right? TALLADEGA , Ala. - On Sunday afternoon at sunny Talladega Superspeedway, amid the crowded bustle of the prerace grid, a familiar fedora made its way through the masses. Read More »

Sunderland dent Hull's survival hopes with 2-0 win

I felt our players had a bit of tension, too much anxiety, and you need to be calm in the game to play with shape and energy. It was not a good afternoon but it changes nothing. "It will be a big mistake if anyone thinks this will be an easy game for us". The strength of Hull City game in its field in 17 meetings, the team scored 28 points, with a positive goal difference 27-26. Read More »

India recall Shami for Champions Trophy campaign

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The selectors were also probably influenced by the fact that Dhawan was adjudged man-of-the-tournament when India won the last edition of the eight-team event, also held in England and Wales, four years ago. "In fact his franchise has been magnanimous to accept our request of resting him", said Prasad. "We have not just taken IPL performances but last year's performances were also considered". Read More »

Raptors Advance As Bucks Blow Fourth-Quarter Comeback

Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton and Toronto Raptors' Kyle Lowry battle for a loose ball during the first half of game 6 of an NBA first-round playoff series basketball game Thursday, April 27, 2017, in Milwaukee . A lot of us have been in this situation before with a lot of great players. We always talk about the little things and when we look at this, it just comes down to free throws. Read More »

Trump, Moon to Meet 'as Soon as Possible'

North Korea is believed to be preparing for a sixth nuclear test and is working to develop a nuclear-tipped missile capable of reaching the United States , presenting President Donald Trump with perhaps his most pressing security issue. "If North Korea comes to talks for denuclearization after freezing its nukes, we would be able to resume them", Moon told a forum in late April. China sees the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system, or THAAD, as a threat to its own security and will ... Read More »

Ajax pushes through to Europa League final against Manchester

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When you are the best team by far in the first leg, you have to kill everything in the first leg. In the game's last attack and with Celta needing one goal to go through on away goals, Claudio Beauvue chose to cross the ball instead of shooting from close range with only the goalkeeper to beat. Read More »

Serial kicker Draymond Green calls Kelly Olynyk a 'dirty player'

I know he's not the greatest basketball player of all time, so maybe he feel like he got to do that, but you don't have to do that. Just dirty . I don't respect that, man. The NBA acknowledged that Olynyk's infraction was nothing more than a common foul. "We have to focus on playing basketball; we can't control what they're doing". Read More »

Mourinho: Europa semi is United's 'most important' match

The Red Devils signed four players in the summer transfer window following Jose Mourinho's appointment as Louis van Gaal's successor in May 2016. "For Celta it is, in their words, the most important match of their history". "That's what I've done and when called upon I'll try my best to help the team". "And during the game I didn't like what I never like, he puts too much pressure on the fourth official all the time ". Read More »

Caps suddenly look likethe team with all the answers

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None of this guarantees anything about Wednesday night, of course. The Penguins forward leads all scorers with 18 points and when Crosby went down with an injury in Game 3 nearly singlehandedly carried the Penguins to victory. "Some of the things that we're trying to do are starting to have an effect", coach Barry Trotz said on a conference call Sunday. "We need to get to it and we know that". Read More »

New York Mets are at odds with starting pitcher Matt Harvey

Of course, this news comes following a team-issued three-game suspension for Harvey after he reportedly failed to show up to the ballpark on Saturday. Rene Rivera led off the sixth inning with a clean single against Urena, but the Mets were shut out for the first time this season. "These guys are capable of putting up runs quick, so it's really just get through innings and just keep moving". Read More »

India recall Rohit, Ashwin, Shami for ICC Champions Trophy

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Spinner Ashwin is picked despite missing the Indian Premier League due to a hernia problem, while Sharma has returned from a thigh injury to captain the in-form Mumbai Indians. Playing in English conditions has always proven tough for us, but I am optimistic that we will be able to do well there. Ajinkya Rahane has been included in the team as a backup opener to replace Rohit or Shikhar if either of them gets injured during the tournament. Read More »

Jeffrey Schlupp admits Crystal Palace weren't 'at it' against Manchester City

At the interval, the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss went so far as warning his side that a 1-0 advantage was not good enough to get the job done against a largely passive Palace outfit. It was Silva who opened the scoring early on, as he swept the ball into the back of the net after Martin Kelly's weak clearing header. Errors have undermined City's cause, however, and Guardiola has stated that he does not want to see repeats of some of the poorly-conceded goals next season. Read More »

Tom Brady the latest star on Madden game cover

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So just as you've spent the last eight months seeing a sneering Rob Gronkowski and the 12 before that watching Odell Beckham Jr. dance, Brady will be a regular presence on your TV screen from August 2017 to August 18. Athletes with less accomplishments than him have graced the cover and then fallen back to obscurity. The concept began when Garrison Hearst - the game's first cover athlete - suffered a broken ankle in the playoffs after his appearance on the cover of the game. Read More »

Jeter toasts New York City ahead of jersey retirement

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In the letter , Jeter mentions being a quiet kid from Kalamazoo that grew into a man thanks to in part to the people of NY. "I wasn't born a Yankee, but you made me into one", Jeter wrote. Everyone comes to this city with dreams of being No. 1. "And in those hard moments - those moments that feel unique to NY - you always showed me a sign". Read More »

Europa League: Rashford magic gives Manchester United the edge over Celta Vigo

It overcame a 1-0 loss at home in the round of 32 to Shakhtar Donetsk, and advanced by 2-0 win in the second leg. Celta also defeated Real Madrid away from home in the Copa del Rey, and eventually eliminated Madrid. "It's not so easy to control the game against this team, they score nearly every game", Herrera said. "Sometimes training sessions finish for the group and he'll keep doing his individual work with my assistants". Read More »

Koeman sets deadline for Barkley over Everton future

For Koeman's part, this unsentimental and single-minded individual clearly believes Barkley has had long enough to decide if he wants to stay at Everton and if he wishes to leave seems perfectly content to show him the door. "We know his big quality is in finishing - I can't make him better in that but I can make the player better in other aspects". "I hope not to lose these (next three games) first of all", said the Watford boss, who replaced Quique Sanchez Flores in the summer for a ... Read More »

Bears release veteran receiver Royal

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On Thursday, the Bears released receiver Eddie Royal and waived defensive lineman Will Sutton , offensive lineman Cornelius Edison and fullback Paul Lasike . Younger but more injury-prone than Royal, Cruz could be an intriguing replacement. Sutton (third round) was selected the round after Ferguson (second round) in 2014, but never found a fit on the Bears defense. Read More »

Erik Karlsson: Erik Karlsson could have returned to GM 4

The 27-year-old played a stellar game. I'm backing them to get this road victory. Erik Karlsson and Mark Stone took each other out by their own bench which opened up a 2-on-1 for NY. "Or else we have no chance". "To be fair, it's been a long, long time since we played a bad game", Boucher said. This applies mostly to the Senators for the remainder of the second round, but if NY is able to play its game - as in, bank on its scoring prowess more than anything - as it did in Game 3 and ... Read More »

No practice round, no problem for Mickelson at Players

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The 17th is one of the world's most well-known par-3s. As the 29-year-old gets set to defend his title at TPC Sawgrass he told reporters about the mental and emotional pressures being and losing the number one spot had caused him. Now he has "49" because that was the year his mother was born. "Good numbers at a good time, made a good swing at a good time", McGirt said. Or world no. Read More »

Change _ good and bad _ comes quickly at the TPC Sawgrass

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Masters champion Sergio Garcia and Rory McIlroy were among the later starters and Garcia had just four players below him on the leaderboard after taking 40 shots to cover the front nine. Anyone familiar with the Tiger Woods PGA Tour playstation games of the past will remember the fun of attempting to just hit the green on this hole will appreciate what an achievement this is. Read More »

West Bromwich Albion vs Chelsea, Premier League 2016/17

Beyond that, Walter Sabatini met with Conte after the April 25th game with Southampton. Tottenham Hotspur's defeat at West Ham United last week, coupled with Chelsea's defeat of Middlesbrough on Monday, significantly eased the pressure during the run-in. Read More »

More water on a new risk-and-reward hole at Sawgrass

Some golfers simply don't play courses well designed by some architects - Pete Dye in this case - and Johnson has never had a Top 25 in eight previous PLAYERS Championships. Although Day hasn't won since he went wire-to-wire in 2016, fellow competitors are wary that he could break the jinx. She's back in Australia and back at her job, in the shipping department of an import/export company. Read More »

McGirt, Hughes lead Players after Scott stumbles

McGirt, boosted by two eagles, put his previous bad form at Sawgrass behind him on a course where he has finished no better than 43rd in four previous starts. The putter kept Holmes in the game, and on a day that saw no one go really low, it was good enough for top five. Spieth, 2 under through three holes, fell back with a double bogey from the bunker on No. Read More »

Matt Harvey 'distraught' over Adriana Lima's date with ex

And let it be known this is not the same San Francisco team that eliminated the Mets in that one-game wild card elimination last October at Citi Field. NY manager Terry Collins said Harvey will have to explain what happened to his teammates. T.J. Rivera delivered a game-tying RBI double in the fifth, and pinch hitter Curtis Granderson tied the game again an inning later with another run-scoring double. Read More »

Bonino scores late as Pens top Caps in Game 1

Pittsburgh got five goals at even strength from its third line of Hagelin, Bonino and Kessel and two more from Cullen and his fourth-line mates previous year, while Washington's bottom six combined for two goals. "They've responded all year and they will respond again". Aided by the goalpost, he stopped all 16 first-period shots he faced. "We've got to find a way to put a whole game together", Crosby said. Read More »

After Game 3 win, Rangers aim to level series against Sens

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The role of the hockey Rangers back on home ice in "Madison Square garden" twice to beat "Ottawa", and return to the fight for the conference finals. Two away defeats is not a death sentence. That's why we have to figure out how we're going to be better. Then, at 15:54, Lindberg floated a shot from the left wing that somehow eluded Anderson after a strong forecheck by Glass and J.T. Read More »