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Chelsea edge Tottenham in thrilling Cup semi

Tottenham could easily have bemoaned their luck, bemoaned Wembley - the scene of their contrastingly limp efforts in Europe this term - and dread the prospect of playing home games under the arch next season. "We forced them to play deeper and play on the counterattack and in transition". "We forced them to play deeper and play on the counter-attack and in transition, but that is football, too". Read More »

Westbrook Sets Triple-Double Record for a Season


Westbrook recorded his 42nd triple-double of the season against the Denver Nuggets, surpassing the single-season record that Oscar Robertson had held for 55 years. "Pure adrenaline, emotions running high, game-winning shot, it is something you dream about as a little kid to be able to do that on the road especially from that distance", Westbrook said. Read More »

Seahawks decline to match 49ers offer to OL Garry Gilliam


The Seahawks, who made several upgrades to their tenuous offensive line in the offseason, tendered Gilliam at the lowest level possible. Gilliam, who started 13 games for Seattle last season, ranked 71st out of 78 qualifying tackles and with a 38.0 overall grade, according to Pro Football Focus . Read More »

Joe Johnson sinks the Clippers at the buzzer


Luckily for the 35-year-old, it went in right at the buzzer. His 21st point led the Jazz in scoring. This is despite losing starting center Rudy Gobert very early in the contest. "Who would do that?" It's the last movie you'll ever write. So if you miss, the game's over? That makes no sense. When you're down two, you try to score. Read More »

Sock gamble keeps U.S. alive in Davis Cup tie


Australia' s Nick Kyrgios played John Isner in the second match of the series, and dominated, winning in straight sets over the American, now ranked 23 in the world. team had lost to Croatia a year ago from two matches up after the first day. I've beaten every other singles player, " said Kygrios, referring to Serbia's Novak Djokovic, Belgian David Goffin and France's Lucas Poiulle among other players contending for the 2017 Cup. Read More »

'Playoff Rondo' delivers for Bulls with near triple-double in Game 2


The Bulls look to go up a commanding 3-0 when they host the Celtics at the United Center on Friday. Chicago hauled down an wonderful 20 offensive rebounds to win for the eighth time in its last 11 games. Those numbers helped Chicago open up a 12-point lead during the first period. So we've got a game or two out of each series , with more coming up soon. Read More »

Serena Williams, Alexis Ohanian announce pregnancy with Snapchat pic


Williams and Alexis Ohanian, an American businessman and a co-founder of Reddit , announced their engagement in late December. At 35 and four months, Williams was already the oldest woman - by nearly two years - to win a major when she reigned at Melbourne Park to eclipse Steffi Graf's open-era record of 22 grand slam singles crowns. Read More »

Conte defends Mourinho's sales of De Bruyne and Lukaku


Mourinho told Sky Sports following Sunday's match: "I think everyone did what they had to do". "United produced a brilliant attacking display as well as a convincing defensive one that was tactically aware of the different threats Chelsea posed", said former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Jermaine Jenas, now a BBC pundit. Read More »

Clasico will not decide title race, says Real Madrid boss Zidane

There is not a lot to separate two of the biggest teams in Spain at the moment as the head to head record from the last five matches are all square. The Catalan side will be without Brazilian star Neymar who is now serving a 3-match ban from his action against the referee in a 2-0 defeat against Malaga last week. Read More »

Bulls' guard Rajon Rondo out indefinitely with broken right thumb

But the difference probably came from behind the arc, where Boston hit 17-of-37 3-pointers (Avery Bradley was 4-of-6) and Chicago made 6-of-21 shots. It will be a lot easier for the Celtics to defend an offense that does not have the ball movement and play making ability generated by Rondo, but they still have other issues that need to be attended to. Read More »

Defenses depleted as Bruins host Sens in Game 3

Ryan scored the victor on a power play 5:43 into overtime as the Ottawa Senators beat the Boston Bruins 4-3 on Monday night to take a 2-1 lead in their Eastern Conference quarter-final series . "We've got all our depth , and everybody else is healthy, so, if we need to use it, there'll be no need to wait, we'll do it for sure". "Demoralizing and disappointing", Cassidy said. Read More »

Mourinho Praises Two Man Utd Stars After Narrow Win


Center back Marcos Rojo also went off injured in United's 2-1 win, and Mourinho said of the pair: "I want to wait (for tests), but my feeling is not good". A year ago, Rashford's goals and youthful energy carried Louis van Gaal's United over the final months of the campaign and played a significant role in their FA Cup triumph. Read More »

New Playoffs, Same Problems For The Clippers

The man in question was Joe Marcus Johnson , professional scorer, manufacturer of point, and the National Basketball Association player who has drained more buzzer-beaters than any other over the last decade. "I knew Jamal was on me, and thought if I can, I'd try to make them switch", Ingles said. "I hope he's OK and stuff like that, but we've got to worry about our team". Read More »

Russell Westbrook stars as Oklahoma City Thunder edge Houston Rockets


DeAndre Jordan scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Luc Mbah a Moute added 15 points for the Clippers, who withstood a career-high 40 points from Utah's Gordon Hayward. In NBA history, teams that have taken a 2-0 lead in a best-of-seven series have gone on to win the series 94 percent of the time . We got to come out and it would be a totally different ballgame. Read More »

Aaron Hernandez's Family Wants to Donate His Brain for Study


According to Baez, the Hernandez family wants to donate the former National Football League player's brain for the study of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE. cell check and not discovering Hernandez until about an hour later. According to state police and the district attorney's office, Hernandez was locked in his cell for the night at 8:00 p.m. Read More »

Confident Blackhawks intent to solve Rinne, Predators


The Nashville Predators are halfway to what would be the most surprising result of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs: a four-game sweep of the Chicago Blackhawks. "We've got to be more desperate, need more desperation around the net in that willingness to get there and fight through it and pay the price, whatever's there", coach Joel Quenneville said . Read More »

Rites of postseason: LeBron looks for sweep, Clippers ailing


Game 3s have not been their friend, even when they're up 2-0, as they will be Saturday when they face the Trail Blazers at Moda Center for Game 3 of their first-round playoff series. "The hard thing for us is when we did get some stops, they got second shots". Blake has had a good series by normal standards but we all know he is more than capable of more. Read More »

Sergio Garcia might wear green jacket to his wedding


But on the brink of disaster, Garcia battled back, salvaging a par at 13 and staying two back when Rose missed a three-foot birdie putt. "I thought I had it on 18 (in regulation). "At least 'best player, ' there's something good there", Garcia has quipped in the past. I think it's also safe to say that millions and millions of people are kind of annoyed that he didn't choke. Read More »

Neil McCann 'to be named Dundee manager'


Managing Director John Nelms is now addressing the players and staff and the club will release a further update shortly. He said: "I was only at Dundee for a short period of time but it's a special club and I love the passion of Scottish football". Read More »

Toronto rallies to defeat Capitals in OT

The Leafs have flipped the script. Braden Holtby hasn't been outstanding so far this series, but he'll bounce back in Game 4. It took the Capitals far too long to reach these lofty pinnacles of achievement. What prompted you to do that and keep them together the whole season? "I thought as the game went on (Matthews) and (Hyman) really took over", Leafs coach Mike Babcock said afterward. Read More »

Seahawks GM (Kind Of) Throws Cold Water On Richard Sherman Trade Rumors


In fact, a lot of observers initially thought the Seahawks were trying to trade him because of his heated confrontations with defensive coordinator Kris Richard and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell last season. ESPN reported earlier in the week that Sherman was not expected to show up until mid-May when offseason training program shifts to the Organized Team Activities portion, the only part of the voluntary portion in which the entire team is on the field at once. Read More »

Maria Sharapova to face Roberta Vinci in Stuttgart


Sharapova is set to return next week in Stuttgart from a 15-month doping ban as a wildcard entrant. In the bottom half of the draw Karolina Pliskova will play her first match against Coco Vandeweghe or a qualifier, then in the quarter-finals Svetlana Kuznetsova or Kiki Bertens, and in the semifinals Johanna Konta , who was awarded with a wild card, or Simona Halep . Read More »

England skipper misses out on Lions squad

I was in a supermarket auto park - my wife was getting bread and milk and I didn't want to go in because the girl on the checkout lives rugby - and I hung up on Gats first time round. The Lions absentees and possible exclusion of senior players creates the opportunity to run the rule over some of England's highly successful under-20 graduates. Read More »

Zlatan Ibrahimovic ruled out for rest of season after horrific injury

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a knee injury suffered against Anderlecht in a Europa League quarterfinal match played on Thursday, April 20. "But the news is fairly negative I think". Ashley Young is fresh to play. Nobody else is fresh to play. Ibrahimovic, 35, has been a sensation since joining on a free transfer from Paris Saint-Germain past year, scoring 28 goals and inspiring United to victory in the League Cup. Read More »

Mother of Odin Lloyd says her heart goes out to killer's mother


He was dropped from the team and later convicted to serve a life-sentence. A MA judge says he's issuing an order preserving evidence in Aaron Hernandez's prison suicide. Attorney Douglas Sheff said the has asked the NFL Player's Association to encourage the Patriots to do so. The Patriot's star tight end ended his football career early after he was was charged for the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd in 2013. Read More »

The Clippers' 97-95 loss to a battered Jazz team was embarrassing


The win was improbable and all the more gratifying because the Jazz played all but 17 seconds without center Rudy Gobert , who suffered a hyperextension of his left knee and a bone bruise on the game's very first possession. So let's take a look at what happened Saturday night and what the Clippers can do in game two to bounce back from a game that I'm just going to pretend never happened. Read More »

Bucks lose Game 2 but leave with split


We just can't panic every time that a guy has a tough night. While other coaches are trying their best to stop three point attempts, Casey has prioritized clogging the lane and daring the Bucks to make them pay. but we just didn't do it", said Brogdon, who defended the hell out of Lowry on the jump shot that clinched the win. "OK, so next question", said DeRozan. Read More »

Bill O'Reilly ousted from Fox News amid harassment allegations


The downfall of Fox's most popular - and most lucrative - personality began with an April 1 report in The New York Times that five women had been paid a total of $13 million to keep quiet about disturbing encounters with O'Reilly, who continued to deny any wrongdoing in a statement hours after he was sacked. Read More »

Canadiens' Alexander Radulov scores ridiculous one-handed goal vs. Rangers

The New York Rangers were able to put an end to their six-game home playoff losing streak on Tuesday night as they earned a 2-1 victory over the Montreal Canadiens, evening the series at 2-2. The Canadiens struck back with 1:23 left in the first behind the strength of Alexander Radulov . Montreal Canadiens goalie Carey Price makes a save during the second period in Game 3 of an NHL hockey first-round playoff series against the New York Rangers , Sunday, April 16, 2017, in New ... Read More »

Chelsea One of Europe's Best Sides Warns Mauricio Pochettino


I don't know if at that moment we deserved to win the Capital One Cup. They are in good form and they have a lot of enthusiasm. "I'm going for a 2-0 win to Spurs". Take the trip to Old Trafford, for example. They are the best physical team in the League. "I've been watching Alli closely this season and he clearly has great technical ability - you can see that from his touch and from his finishing". Read More »

Trump Mocked by NY Times Over Patriots Visit

In yesterday's photo, only a handful of players appeared to show up for the honors by comparison. The actual number of Patriots who didn't make it to DC though looks to be considerably higher than most people realized, though. "Where's Danny? Where's Danny?" While politics certainly played a role for some , others may have had a been-there-done-that attitude. Additionally, Alan Branch said he would not attend due to Trump's comments about women on the "Access Hollywood" tape. Read More »

Dwyane Wade says the Bulls are fortunate to have a Jimmy Butler

Not only that, but Chicago received another big assist from a bench player. The ex-Celtic turned on the tables on his former team, racking up a truly-impactful 11 points, 9 rebounds, 14 assists and 5 steals over 40 minutes. "We all believe in each other, and that has led to us playing a lot better of late". "You have a point guard that guards them, but you [also] have a guy that's longer, just as fast, all those things". Read More »

Prince Fans Mark Anniversary of Music Superstar's Death

Two days later, he and bandmates from the Time joined Bruno Mars on stage at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards for an electrifying tribute to the Purple One. Jackson. Maybe he said it in just being adamant about seeing us again. Over the past year, he's seen a steady stream of out-of-town Prince fans visit the store. Read More »