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Rajon Rondo out indefinitely


The Chicago star played one of his worst playoff games ever, and that was enough to determine the outcome against the Boston Celtics. "Shooting, length and athleticism, " Stevens said of the reason. He didn't go to the free-throw line once. Rajon Rondo has a fractured right thumb and will be out indefinitely, the Chicago Bulls announced on Friday. Read More »

Rajon Rondo Out Indefinitely With Fractured Thumb

Terry Rozier also contributed 11 points off the bench on 4-of-6 shooting. The Bulls used several quick spurts to control the game, the last one the 10-0 burst that built a 19-point lead in the fourth quarter. We looked like a team that (wasn't) soaking in the moment. Rajon Rondo was a big part of the Bull's team this playoff series averaging almost a triple-double with 11.5 points, 10 assists, and 8.5 rebounds per game. Read More »

Suspect detained after Dortmund bus attack has Isis links


We are outside of the bus, Marc [Barta] gets driven away in an ambulance, and we are informed about the decision. "I think the majority of us didn't get much sleep, myself included". Dortmund, who eventually played the delayed match against Monaco a day after the attack, are preparing to host Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga on Saturday. Read More »

Andre Ayew says West Ham United are determined to protect winning positions


His critics' riposte is that his tactics have been unimaginatively one-dimensional and his prolonged marginalisation of Wahbi Khazri, arguably Sunderland's most gifted individual, self-destructive. 47' - GOAL! SUNDERLAND 1-2 WEST HAM (COLLINS) And this time Snodgrass' delivery is excellent. Afterwards Borini revealed that there had been behind-the-scenes tensions within the squad this term. Read More »

Phaneuf scores as Senators tie series

Bruins fans rained sustained boos on the referees after Ryan's goal and threw items on the TD Garden ice in protest of the Nash's penalty, which give the Senators the one-man advantage. Alex Ovechkin, John Carlson and Nicklas Backstrom scored for the top-seeded Capitals, who are now feeling the heat going into Game 3 Monday in Toronto. Read More »

Antetokounmpo jumps up for Bucks

Raptors: Ibaka started despite a sore left ankle sustained when he stepped on Antetokounmpo's foot in the third quarter of Game 1. Mitchell: Your first question was about the Bucks' level of confidence moving forward. Even if he navigates around Malcolm Brogdon , any number of very big young Bucks players are waiting for him once he turns the corner. "We got their attention". Read More »

Posey to disabled list with concussion symptoms


But the bad news is Joe thought he felt fine previous year. "But in saying that, stuff's going to happen throughout the year and we've got to be able to overcome that". And Melancon shut the door. "(She) brought joy to her family and to all of us who had the honor to know her", the team said in a statement. "Could I have sent him back out?" "I checked on him a couple times throughout the game and he said it was staying the same". Read More »

Pique trusts Barca at Bernabeu


He added:"You have to live with these decisions although I am in favour of the VAR". Barcelona could not recover from a 0-3 first leg setback against Juventus, drawing the home fixture 0-0 at Nou Camp Stadium here on Wednesday night. "He should rewind and look back to the PSG game and see if he thinks the same about the referees", Ramos said, according to Marca . It was a result that was very hard to turn around and it wasn't to be. Read More »

Arsenal Defender Laurent Koscielny Pleased With Important Win Over Middlesbrough

They reached Middlesbrough's Riverside Stadium with plenty of time to spare, yet there was still a lack of direction on the pitch as they searched for a route to goal in the opening stages. The main challenge with the formation is that it requires at least one top-class defender to organise and make it work as a system. You had seen what competitive football was about. Read More »

Jurgen Klopp Keen On Signing Hull City Defender Andy Robertson For £8million


The 30-year-old Brazilian played the full 90 minutes of Liverpool's 1-0 win over West Bromwich Albion on Saturday but has been used more regularly as a substitute this season. Palace striker Christian Benteke, who left Anfield for Selhurst Park last summer, has netted 12 goals this season including the equaliser in the 2-2 draw against Leicester City last Saturday. Read More »

Jazz hoping to slow down Clippers attack in Game 3


Hong). Without Gobert, another area the Jazz struggled was on the glass. This season was frustrating for Favors as the injuries took away what made him unique - a high-level of athleticism for a 6-foot-10, 265-pounder. Like they support their team, which is good; know what I mean? For the game, the Clippers shot 52.4 percent to 45.7 percent for the Jazz. However, they realize the Clippers will perform with more of an urgency to avoiding going down 0-2. Read More »

Dortmund coach pins loss on UEFA


Bartra's operation went well but he won't be able to play for "several weeks", Dortmund said. Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a "can" had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco. Read More »

Cahill to miss semi-final after kidney stone treatment

Conte said: "Ake thinks he deserves to have this chance to play because he is showing me in all this period always a great commitment". "I think it's a more experienced team than us. "The right position for John when we play with three is a more central position, but that is David Luiz". The Blues and the 36-year-old skipper both announced on Monday that he will leave Stamford Bridge after 22 years when his contract expires in the summer. Read More »

National Basketball Association wrap: Westbrook's heroics all in vain

His disappearing act is a major reason the Thunder trail the Houston Rockets 2-0 heading into Friday's game in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook delivered a historic performance in line with so many others produced during the regular season, but there was a measure of late inefficiency that accompanied what he did that proved haunting. Read More »

UFC Fight Night 108: Swanson vs. Lobov Results


And it's easy to see the logic in that. The first man to be christened "The Ultimate Fighter", Sanchez has stepped into the Octagon 25 times in four divisions, delivering a string of unforgettable performances while establishing a legacy as one of the most resilient, tenacious fighters in UFC history. Read More »

Rangers Even Up First-Round Playoff Series with Canadiens


For the first two months of the regular season, the New York Rangers had the most dynamic offense in the National Hockey League. From the opening face-off, the Rangers served notice that they would not surrender easily. NOTES: Looking to spark the offense, Pavel Buchnevich , who was a healthy scratch for the first three games of this series , was in the lineup for Rangers. Read More »

Oilers hope to find more offence in Game 4

The Sharks were in desperate need of some of that after being shut out in Games 2 and 3. The scoring drought ended about as quickly as one could hope, after winning a faceoff in the Oilers' zone Justin Braun ripped a shot from the point that was redirected by who else but the master of defelctions, Joe Pavelski , to put the Sharks on top just 15 seconds into the game, and effectively sent the goal starved crowd inside the tank into a frenzy. Read More »

Murray, Wawrinka out of Monte Carlo Masters

Novak Djokovic , playing his first match on clay since winning the French Open previous year, was kept on court for more than 2 1/2 hours by Frenchman Gilles Simon. It was a tough first match , I started the match pretty slow, I obviously wasn't serving that well at the start. Frustrated by his serve, which remains worryingly underpowered after the latest of his recent elbow problems, the Scot could not find enough magic to overpower Ramos-Vinolas, who was well worth the biggest of ... Read More »

Warriors, Rockets take 2-0 leads in National Basketball Association playoffs


Loud City also did its best to limit the number of switches placing Thunder bigs on James Harden , particularly Enes Kanter, who was allowed on the court only when Houston's bearded MVP candidate was off the court. The series moves to Portland for game three on Saturday. Williams did not slow down in the second frame and added eight more points to his stat sheet. Read More »

McLaren hints at 'bigger picture' with Fernando Alonso


Button was the obvious choice, not just because he raced for the team previous year, but he is also its reserve driver. Ferraris Spanish driver Fernando Alonso (L) chats with McLaren Mercedes' British driver Jenson Button (R) as Mercedes-AMG's British driver Lewis Hamilton looks on during the press conference at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi on November 20, 2014 ahead of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix. Read More »

Busch and Gibbs team hope for breakthrough at Bristol


Points leaders are: Johnny Sauter (140), Christopher Bell (136), Matt Crafton (117), Timothy Peters (110), Kaz Grala and Ben Rhodes (tied for fifth with 103 points each), Chase Briscoe (93), Grant Enfinger (84), Regan Smith (81) and Brett Moffitt (73). Read More »

Mitch Haniger: Haniger finishes with three hits, four RBI


Miami Marlins starter Wei-Yin Chen has not allowed a hit through six innings against the Seattle Mariners. He allowed two runs and five hits in the first inning and surrendered long solo home runs later in the game to Giancarlo Stanton and Christian Yelich. Read More »

Bottas: Yielding to Hamilton 'difficult' but right call


Vettel won in Australia, finished second to Hamilton in China and was then first again in Bahrain - a race he won with Red Bull in 2012 and 2013. Turvey returned to the track for the concluding hour and completed a further 15 laps, but he was almost four seconds adrift of Hamilton's best lap and slowest of all the 12 times set. Read More »

Giant-killer Ramos-Vinolas strikes again in Monte Carlo


Meanwhile, defending champion Rafael Nadal beat Alexander Zverev , spoiling the German's 20th birthday, 6-1, 6-1, and two-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame a Murray-like wobble before getting past Pablo Carreno Busta 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. He saved two set points in the ninth but then broke and held to love to move 6-5 up. "I certainly struggled a bit at the end of the match ". The Spanish great broke five times as he won at a canter and will now face Diego Schwartzman , who reaches his ... Read More »

Ten-man Ajax stun Schalke as United, Celta go through


Ajax, leading 2-0 from the first leg, appeared to be on the way out as Schalke wiped out the deficit in just under an hour and then scored again early in extra-time. He added: "We now have 90 minutes against Ajax to turn it around". While the Bundesliga outfit were knocked out of the competition, losing 4-3 on aggregate after extra time, Kolasinac put in a barnstorming performance at the Veltins-Arena. Read More »

Bulls will handle Celtics in opening round


If they are going to come out of Boston with a 2-0 series lead, then they are going to have to replicate what they did in the series opener. There was nothing that prompted Hoiberg to bench Rondo in Game 2 , as he sat for a grand total of just eight minutes on the night. Read More »

Indians beat White Sox 3-0


On the mound, Derek Holland is going to be looking to replicate his success against the Indians in that very same game, as he allowed just one hit and struck out four in six innings of work. That's all the Indians needed. "We did some really good things", Francona said. The game will also be noteworthy as Jason Kipnis, who terrorized the Chicago Cubs in the World Series, makes his regular season debut after missing the team's first 15 games with a chest injury. Read More »

Pope sets May 13 as canonization date for Fatima siblings

Pilgrims light votive candles at the Sanctuary of Our Lady Fatima. "This will ensure the centenary of the apparitions will take place in all its splendour", said Antonio Marto. The canonisation follows the approval last month of a second miracle attributed to Francisco and Jacinta's intercession. The cause of Lucia Santos, who died in 2005, is on the path towards beatification. Read More »

Man United: Striker injury worry

Broadcaster Jim White tweeted in the last few minutes that the Swede, who has scored 28 goals this season, will now miss the rest of the season. Marcos Rojo was also stretchered off the field in the second-leg of the European competition against the Belgium outfit. Read More »

Patriots could be forced to pay $6 million of Aaron Hernandez's salary

Lloyd's mother , Ursula Ward , acknowledged that money would not bring back her son, but said it was about justice for her family. Authorities previously said Hernandez had not left a suicide note and hadn't been on suicide watch. His death came just days after he was acquitted at trial of separate double-murder charges. Ward is pursuing a wrongful death case for her son against Hernandez's estate. Read More »

NHL: Blues top Wild 3-1, grab 3-0 series lead

Wild assistant captain, Zach Parise tied the game for the second time this series with a goal later in the second. Minnesota needs to get a lead on St. "The next game is going to be even harder so we're going to have to take the next two days to rest up and be ready for the hardest game yet". The Blues have oddly gotten goals in both games so far from defenseman Joel Edmundson , who had three during the entire regular season. Read More »

Retired Anthony Johnson gives new statement on "The End of Rumble"

Johnson will have the edge early, but Cormier is a smart fighter and he will be able to avoid being knocked out in the first round. Just like he did at the beginning of 2015, "DC" sneaked his forearm under Johnson's chin and drew the tap in what was Johnson's fifth career defeat to a rear naked choke. Read More »

Patriots to kick off NFL season against Chiefs

For a defending Super Bowl champion to have three home 1 p.m. ET games in September/October seems a bit unusual. The highly anticipated rematch of the historic Super Bowl 51 between the Patriots and Falcons now has a time and a place. As already announced, the Jacksonville Jaguars will face the Baltimore Ravens at Wembley Stadium on September 24 and the Miami Dolphins will face the New Orleans Saints a week later on October 1 at Wembley. Read More »