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Oilers ready for Sharks challenge as they return to playoffs


This was a tougher, stronger and much more determined team than the one that let a 2-0 lead turn into a humbling and crushing defeat in Game 1 . The Oilers host the San Jose Shark at Rogers Place on Wednesday in Game 1 of the opening round series, marking the first Oilers playoff game since the spring of 2006. Read More »

Russell Westbrook Sets Single-Season Triple-Double Record

OAKLAND, Calif . - Kevin Durant (knee) returned from a 19-game absence Saturday, compiling 16 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in a rout of New Orleans. But even the Cleveland Cavaliers' star had to congratulate Westbrook for making history Sunday, joining a long list of players that praised the Oklahoma City star. Read More »

Giannis Antetokounmpo Dazzles in Playoff Debut for Milwaukee Bucks

But he's not infallible, and the flaws in his game allowed the Toronto Raptors to escape with a 106-100 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Tuesday in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. "You've got to kick out, you've got to make shots against those guys, their length is their strength". According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, the Raptors are favored at home, as they are getting odds of -7.5 points against the Bucks . Read More »

The Pickup Game's Unified Theory Of MVP Debates


With thirty teams, 1,230 regular season games, and one Russell Westbrook who just broke the season triple-double record behind us, the playoffs are sure to be a treat for hoops fans. That said, he's still the best defensive player in the league this year. Leonard has led his roster to seven more wins than Rockets and 15 more than that Thunder. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez reportedly left a handwritten note to his prison lover

Hernandez was locked in his cell around 8 p.m. Tuesday and no one entered until a correction officer observed him at 3:03 a.m. Wednesday and forced his way in, investigators said. Sheff said his estate could be $6 million, but they haven't finished discovery yet. Regardless of the relationship that exists between chronic traumatic encephalopathy and human behavior, CTE would not completely absolve Hernandez from his killing of Odin Lloyd. Read More »

Patriots 2017 National Football League schedule is released

From a fans perspective, having the majority of the home games early means good weather games, as opposed to late in the year when cold and snow games enter the equation. The Dolphins have also asked the National Football League to avoid any west coast trips the week before their trip to London and after should they be granted a game the following week. Read More »

Son shines as Tottenham crush Watford to close gap

Mauricio Pochettino received a big fitness boost this week, as he announced Harry Kane is back in training and will make at least the bench against Watford. Then Messi is available again and you say: "Mmmm, I don't know!" Pochettino shrugged off the implied jibe, however, claiming Spurs will simply focus on pushing for as many points as possible between now and the end of the campaign. Read More »

Boston Bruins Lines and Pairings Against Ottawa Senators Game 3

Bobby Ryan scored on a tip-in on a power play 5:43 into overtime, and the Ottawa recovered after giving up a three-goal lead to beat Boston 4-3 Monday night and take a 2-1 edge in the first-round series . Ottawa defenceman Cody Ceci was still marvelling about captain Erik Karlsson's "saucer pass" to Mike Hoffman for Monday's first goal. Kassian also scored the first goal in Edmonton's 2-0 win in Game 2. Read More »

Adam Johnson filmed laughing in jail over sex conviction


Now Johnson has been secretly filmed in his prison, HMP Moorland, talking openly about the girl and his conviction. Arrogant Johnson then reveals the name of TV personality and says: 'I was going out with her for a couple of months'. like tight jeans, little shirt, t**s out (makes crude gesture), not like skirts and that". "Like tight jeans, little shirt, t**s out, not like skirts and that". Read More »

Injury trouble mounts for Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho


Now a report from Sky Sports says that Ibrahimovic will miss the end of the season which will rule him out of the Europa League semi-finals. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho sent a clear message to French forward Anthony Martial on Wednesday, saying he needs to do more to impress him and comparing his approach unfavourably with that of team-mate Marcus Rashford. Read More »

Guardiola hoping Kompany stays fit after ending goal drought

City, perhaps inspired by Bravo's heroics, promptly wrapped up the win with two goals in three minutes. Manuel Pellegrini guided City to the semifinal in 2015-16 - its best performance in the competition - but Guardiola said his players are still gathering the experience they need in order to conquer Europe. Read More »

Sean Dyche Insists Burnley Will Not Be Forced Into Selling Michael Keane


He's under contract, people do forget that". During the January transfer window Wayne Rooney was believed to be heading to China to enjoy the riches the game has to offer in the far east while winding his long career dawn. Keane, whose contract at Turf Moor runs until June 2018, is valued at £20 million by Burnley and is not expected to sign a new deal after rejecting an offer to become the club's highest ever paid player. Read More »

10 must-watch games in 2017 National Football League regular season


The Packers will travel to Atlanta in week two to open the NFC champion Falcons new stadium in primetime Sunday, Sept. 17. While Green Bay has not replaced burly running back Eddie Lacy or Pro Bowl guard T.J. The Packers will finish their slate against the NFC South when they play at the Carolina Panthers on December 17. Prime-time games the Seahawks have played under Pete Carroll, not including the four that are scheduled this season. Read More »

Tom Brady: Patriots hosting Chiefs in 2017 NFL opener


They will conclude their 2017 road games with a stretch of three on the road with games at Buffalo on Dec. 3 followed by a Monday Night Football game at Miami on Dec. 17 . Chiefs doing the same this time around. In 2009, the Patriots made their first visit to London and beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 35-7, on October 25, 2009 and then on October 28, 2012 the Patriots defeated the St. Read More »

Hernandez Family Heard About Death on Twitter

Hernandez was found in his cell with the words "John 3:16" written on his forehead in red magic marker, Fox 25 reported Thursday. It read: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life". Read More »

Facing Tottenham is Chelsea's toughest fixture, says Matic


However, Conte suggested that Cahill, who has played on the left of a back three for most of this season, will not be replaced by Terry if the England defender misses out. "We know we will have to play better than last weekend and I think we will". Having finished third in the league past year, Spurs now lie second behind Chelsea as they chase their first title since 1961. Read More »

Griffin powers Clippers past Jazz

A video review confirmed it was good. "We're not going to turn shots down", Ingles said. "Especially there in the first quarter, it seemed like (Jordan) got a lot of easy stuff right there at the rim, easy dunks, lobs, and some of that's what they do". Read More »

Smith, Dhoni rebuild Pune innings


Kohli, out of action for nearly a month with a shoulder injury he suffered during the third Test against Australia, got into the groove in no time . Once you travel with the team a lot is happening and to focus on one guy is not fair... Though Mumbai played without their experienced pacer Lasith Malinga, their other bowlers bowled to their potential as RCB wasted a solid start given by skipper Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle and de Villiers. Read More »

The kid was fantastic - Rashford display delights Mourinho

We have a four-point advantage and at the start of the season we would have taken it at this stage. "I think everyone is concentrated for this end of the season because we know we play for two big opportunities". But asked whether he was happy to just beat Chelsea, Mourinho replied: "The satisfaction is for different reasons". In Sunday's other game Liverpool moved back into third place on the Premier League ladder with a 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion thanks to an early header from ... Read More »

Warburton leads Lions on toughest mission


Less than 24 hours after Lions head coach Warren Gatland spoke of taking confidence from Ireland's 40-29 victory against New Zealand in Chicago last November than the riposte arrived from counterpart Steve Hansen . "There is competition for places and there will be players fighting for test spots with no clear number one, number two or number three in certain positions", Gatland told reporters. Read More »

UFC 210: Daniel Cormier beats Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson

Jones, who was suspended for failing a drugs test days before his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Cormier, believes his time on the sidelines has done him the world of good and that he's at the peak of his powers. The two continued their discussion for several minutes. "I don't want to spend millions and millions of dollars again promoting a fight that doesn't happen". Read More »

Braves celebrate Opening Day at SunTrust Park as a success

ET is first pitch between Atlanta and San Diego Friday), SunTrust Park . Ender Inciarte admitted he had a nice, calm feeling entering the Atlanta Braves' home opener Friday. Watch below as Banks is picked up at his home and dropped off at the front of SunTrust Park . A list of franchise legends were there to have their retired numbers unveiled around the stadium before the game, but there was one obvious choice to throw out the first pitch. Read More »

Sunderland's run in gives them the opportunity at improbable Premier League survival

West Ham United are all but safe and have little other than pride to play for. Above all, they have been dismayed by the persistently downbeat demeanour of a manager who, as early as last August, declared that a relegation battle beckoned and underwhelmed by a series of low key, low impact, signings including Darron Gibson and Donald Love, nearly all of whom had previously played for Moyes at either Everton or Manchester United. Read More »

Arsene Wenger predicts where Arsenal will finish


The Gunners' performance was far from convincing but will still bring some relief to their beleaguered manager Arsene Wenger . Despite the shake-up at the back, the Gunners once again looked brittle and conceded early on in the second-period, with Alvaro Negredo volleying home from a fine Stewart Downing centre. Read More »

Slaven Bilic could drop goalkeeper Darren Randolph for Everton clash

We also have Romelu Lukaku , who has scored in all nine of the games against West Ham in an Everton shirt. "He is good and, not only that, he is consistent for his age". Everton haven't lost away to West Ham in the Premier League since April 2007, winning six of the last eight (D2). Only Lionel Messi, with 17 goals, has scored more often in the top five European leagues than Lukaku in 2017. Read More »

Eden Hazard reveals one difference between Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho


Eden Hazard has moved to once more deny a falling out between himself and Jose Mourinho, claiming he was always close to his former manager during their time together at Stamford Bridge. "With Jose I had a super rapport", he told Telefoot . I was not so good and it was complicated, ' said Hazard. It's not at all the case, I've always had a lot of respect for him'. Read More »

Fabian Delph wants to win regular Manchester City starting role


We started well and created chances and we had the right attitude. Bravo has faced seven shots on target in the league since January 2 - and conceded all seven. "I don't like the defenders to just defend and the strikers just to score goals. Since I came here I was confident and I have passed that on to our players". Read More »

Kenyans win Boston Marathon titles


Now, after the win, he acknowledged in broken English, "I try too many times in track, but I think my future is in the marathon". These days, women march for gender equality. "I chose to push further even after they failed to react when I broke away", she added. That out-of-control guy was one of the race organizers, Jock Semple. Read More »

Attack overshadows last campaign day in French election first round


European intelligence officials told The Washington Post that the assailant was named Karim Cheurfi and was known to French intelligence. Police said they briefly detained him in February after they received reports he was collecting guns and planning to harm police, but at the time they said they found no links to Islamic extremism. Read More »

Tom Wilson plays hero for Capitals in Game 4 win over Leafs

On his next shift just over two minutes later, Wilson leveled Leafs defenseman Morgan Rielly and then combined with Burakovsky on a two-on-one rush, finishing for his second goal of the period and the first two-goal game of Wilson's National Hockey League career. Read More »

Hansen says Lions counterpart Gatland "clutching at straws"


The fiery hooker isn't the best in the game and he wouldn't have instilled any particular fear into the All Blacks. "A guy like Finn Russell's been playing extremely well and can't even make the team because they've got Sexton, Farrell and Biggar there, you've also got young Ford missing out." 16 England players and the captain doesn't make it. Read More »

Conte relishing the pressure from Spurs and Chelsea's response to it


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has insisted that being put under pressure to continue winning games by Tottenham Hotspur can only be a good thing for his side. However, the Blues man has now gone four league games without a goal; his last one came against West Ham over a month ago. "If you compare these two games - we face United away and Tottenham face Bournemouth at home - I think that it's easier for Tottenham to take points in their home stadium". Read More »

Raptors look to bounce back from another Game 1 hole

The Official Twitter Videos of Bucks and Raptors are embedded here below. The Raptors are 6-1 ATS in their last seven road games, 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win and 7-21-1 ATS in their last 29 Conference Quarterfinals games. Read More »

Maple Leafs draw Capitals in first round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

After scoring on his own net halfway through the third to give the Penguins a 3-2 lead, Jake Gardiner bounced back with a flawless shot-pass to Connor Brown in the high slot for an assist on the game-winning tally. The Atlantic Division-champion Montreal Canadiens have home-ice advantage against the New York Rangers. "I laughed a lot", Babcock said. That got van Riemsdyk to 29 goals, one shy of his career high done in 2013-14, and 62 points, one more than his previous career high, ... Read More »

Celtics' Thomas: Days since sister died hardest of my life

Wizards: Mahinmi will miss Games 3 and 4 with injury WASHINGTON- Injured Wizards backup center Ian Mahinmi will miss at least Games 3 and 4 of Washington's first-round Eastern Conference playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks. Simply put, the Boston Celtics need to play better. "I've seen him in the trenches before, and he's always bounced back". " I never could have imagined a day where my little sister, Chyna, wouldn't be here ", the fiery point guard said in a statement posted on ... Read More »