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DeRozan, Raptors rebound from tough outing, jolt Bucks


Zach Randolph backed up the All-Star center. "The guys on the floor and on the bench support them, and the coaching staff has done everything to prepare them for this moment", Bucks coach Jason Kidd told reporters of his players. "It allows everybody else to get open shots", Brogdon said. Wright drained a three-pointer two seconds before the break, and the Raptors trudged into halftime down 57-30 - just four points shy of their biggest halftime deficit in playoff history (31 points past ... Read More »

Mignolet urges Liverpool to up their game


He said: "The important thing is not Liverpool and that top six, the important thing is being in front of the game, always, with the teams below". "We can only get better for it but I think we proved today what we can do away from home again". Read More »

Clippers loving Luc Mbah a Moute's defense on Jazz star Gordon Hayward

I've said that before, they're homers , and I say when you go play there, you don't really see like opposing teams' jerseys; know what I mean? The bench didn't play well either, so there are areas where the Clippers can improve. The Jazz don't impress many with their roster, but they play hard and win a lot of games they shouldn't. They also argued their focus on the paint will yield open shots both players will eventually make. Read More »

Major League Baseball players remember Jackie Robinson on Twitter


Jackie Robinson , Brooklyn Dodgers star since breaking into Major League baseball in 1947, is shown with his wife, Rachel, and their four-year-old son, Jackie Jr., in their home in Stamford, Conn., Dec. Scully's message in telling the story is to challenge yourself even in the face of the unknown. April 15 has been recognized by Major League Baseball as a commemorative date since 2004 before the league-wide tradition of wearing the same numbered jerseys began in 2009. Read More »

Alonso, Plouffe home for Oakland A's victory


The question, then, would be: Could the Mariners win a game when Paxton wasn't tossing six shutout innings of dominance? OAKLAND It took a few innings, but the A's became the first team to finally get to Mariners pitcher James Paxton in a 9-6 victory on Thursday. Read More »

Lionel Messi reaches 500 goals for Barcelona with dramatic El Clasico victor

Lionel Messi took centre stage on Sunday as he produced one of the great Clasico performances in Barcelona's 3-2 win over Real Madrid. This was a thrilling spectacle from start to finish, but one man stood tall on a dramatic night. The Argentine, who moments earlier had needed treatment after being elbowed in the mouth by Marcelo, didn't let that affect his balance as he swerved past Carvajal and fired past Keylor Navas from close to the penalty spot. Read More »

Wishes pour in for Sachin Tendulkar as he celebrates his 44th birthday


Tendulkar, born on April 24, 1973, has retired from the game but his fan following has never diminished. International Cricket Council (ICC) also wished the highest run-getter in cricketing history and tweeted, "Most Test runs ever??Most ODI runs ever??Legend of the game??Happy Birthday to the Little Master, @sachin_rt!" Tendulkar, who played worldwide cricket for 24 years (1989 to 2013), featured in a record 200 Tests and 463 One Day Internationals. Read More »

Arizona Diamondbacks at San Francisco Giants


Posey immediately went down as manager Bruce Bochy and trainer Dave Groeschner raced to the plate. Posey will be re-evaluated Tuesday, in all likelihood missing the Giants next game. Of course, nothing can be known definitively until later in the process. Lamb got to Jeff Samardzija (0-2) with his triple in the third to extend his hitting streak to eight games after the Giants starter gave up back-to-back singles and a one-out walk to load the bases. Read More »

Liverpool fans urge Klopp to sign Champions League goal machine

Indeed, It only took them three minutes to take the lead, with teen sensation Kylian Mbappe netting from close-range after Roman Burki in the Dortmund goal could only parry Benjamin Mendy's shot. "We played well in the second half in Dortmund, despite the circumstances, and today we got back to 2-1 and with a bit more luck we could have equalised and maybe forced extra time". Read More »

Ronaldo and Real Madrid end Bayern Munich's Record Run

It had been a frustrating first half for the Portugal forward and his team-mates, Bayern controlling possession and ceding few opportunities for Madrid to attack. Ronaldo levelled in the 47th minute and then, after Bayern saw Javi Martinez sent off just after the hour, he netted a 77th-minute victor. Bale suffered a calf injury during Real's 2-1 win over Bayern in the first leg of their quarter-final tie last week and was forced to limp out of the action. Read More »

Redknapp: Saving Birmingham a challenge

The 50-year-old was a controversial appointment by the club's Chinese owners after they sacked Gary Rowett, who had Birmingham well placed to challenge for a place in the play-offs, in December. Redknapp said: "You could put Fergie in the same position and he's not going to suddenly come in and make these players play like Manchester United. Read More »

Watch NHL Game 4 Online, Team News

Game 5 is in Edmonton on Thursday, and it shapes up to be a dandy after the Sharks' most lopsided postseason win in team history. That's what they did Tuesday, when they ensured that they'll have at least one more home game this season. Read More »

Johansson's OT goal gives Capitals series win at Toronto


There's plenty that needs to be processed in the wake of the Boston Bruins' season-ending loss to the Ottawa Senators Sunday night. He scored in Game 2 of the series, and then got past David Pastrnak on his way into the Bruins' zone in overtime, tempting the Boston forward into pulling him down from behind. Read More »

DeLaet, Donald share RBC Heritage lead


Cauley missed only one green in regulation during his opening round and closed with four birdies over his final five holes to separate from a pack that includes a number of established players. He chuckled at pictures of his four good PGA Tour friends, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler, Smylie Kaufman and Justin Thomas, on a spring break jaunt - including a yacht - to Baker's Bay in the Bahamas. Read More »

March for Science: Worldwide protests begin to support 'evidence'

In San Francisco, demonstrators, some in lab coats and others wearing pink hats, peacefully marched along Market Street to Civic Center, where a science fair was held. Another London marcher, 24-year-old student Rachel Denley Bowers, said science was important and that budget cuts affected research. "We haven't engaged in politics, we've left that open for politicians to come in and really hijack and obfuscate science for their own selfish needs". Read More »

Durant questionable as Warriors aim for sweep of Blazers


Kerr was oddly absent from the team's shootaround Saturday morning, with the team using only the word "illness" to describe what was going on. A first-year assistant for Golden State, Brown has plenty of experience as former head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers . Read More »

Twitter On Jackie Robinson Day


Robinson was the first black player in the major leagues since Moses Fleet Walker played 42 games for the Toledo Blue Stockings of the American Association in 1884. In fact, Robinson has been rewritten as an apolitical hero we can all rally around (ignoring more complicated aspects of his ideology ), so praising him is the opposite of a radical position. Read More »

Gatland's Lions set for Waitangi welcome

Grounds custodians and rugby bosses today confirmed the special welcome which will take place on June 4, the day after Gatland's men kick off their much-anticipated tour here with a match against the New Zealand Provincial Barbarians at Whangarei's Toll Stadium. Read More »

Jazz's Rudy Gobert not playing Game 2 against Clippers

Two free throws by Los Angeles' Jamal Crawford , who finished with 10 points, with 13.4 seconds remaining capped the scoring. DeAndre Jordan had 7 dunks on the way to 18 points and 15 rebounds. Gobert is as good a center as there is in the National Basketball Association. He was unable to practice much due to his troublesome knee, so he's clearly out of game shape, looking exhausted for most of the second half. Read More »

Mourinho: Ibrahimovic recovery will be hard

He writes: 'I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger. "I wouldn't accept one guy to play nine matches in a row because I am injured". It's really sad for them. "But they are important injuries". The iconic Swede's future had the been subject of much speculation already, given it had not yet been confirmed whether the player and the club would take up the option of triggering a 12-month extension. Read More »

Messi hits Barca 500 with last gasp El Clasico victor

Zidane's men had overcome Sergio Ramos' red card for a foul on Messi by seemingly salvaging a point courtesy of substitute James Rodriguez's header five minutes from time . They also have to prepare for manager Luis Enrique to leave the club, while Real Madrid were in the driver's seat for the La Liga title most of the season. Read More »

Butler serves up late Bulls run to shock Celtics


Rondo had 11 points and 14 assists on a night when all five Bulls starters reached double figures. Dwyane Wade scored eight of those points. "That's where your confidence always comes from". Bulls: Outrebounded the Celtics 32-16 in the first half, including 16 offensive rebounds. "It wasn't moving at all", Celtics guard Avery Bradley said. Read More »

New England Patriots deny squad snubbed Donald Trump


In 2015, the Patriots had won their first Super Bowl in 11 years and most of the players were enjoying their first opportunity to visit the White House . A Patriots' spokesperson confirmed to The Independent , however, that more players attended the event in 2015 than 2017. In the case of the picture taken during the visit with President Obama , the Patriots tweeted , more than 40 staff members are seen on the stairs. Read More »

De Gea named in PFA Team of the Year again

Four times in the Ligue 1 Team of the Season with PSG, twice there in the Serie A side while at Milan, Manchester United would be in real trouble without the Swedish superstar's 17 league goals. Scroll through the gallery at the top of the page to see The Independent's alternative team of the year from the players who failed to make the cut . Read More »

Nurkic to start for Portland in Game 3 against the Warriors

Patrick McCaw started in place of Durant for Game 2, and will likely replace Durant in the lineup again Saturday. Nurkic, traded to Portland on February 12 from the Denver Nuggets, was averaging 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in 20 regular-season games with the Blazers. Read More »

Kante Voted PFA Player Of The Year, Alli Best Young Player


In his absence, Leicester have largely struggled to replicate their heroics of last season and are still not safe from relegation. My first two seasons have been very lovely. Bronze and Scott will represent England at the showpiece tournament in Holland, along with attacking midfielder Carney - a consistently strong performer for Chelsea last term - and Birmingham forward White, who scored the victor against the United States at the SheBelieves Cup last month. Read More »

Emmanuel Macron: The next surprise president?


French overseas territories and residents in some USA states such as Hawaii began voting on Saturday in the French presidential election, a day ahead of a main first-round vote that could change the global political landscape. "The market's initial reaction was stronger than expected". France, Europe, and the world will wait two weeks for the answer. Macron's gradual deregulation measures are likely to be welcomed by global financial markets, as are cuts in state expenditure and the civil ... Read More »

NHL Playoffs 2017: Schedule, Odds and Predictions for Sunday's Stanley Cup Games


The power play, which had been inconsistent all season, continued to be a major issue, as the Senators were unable to make the Bruins pay when they carelessly took three delay of game penalties in the first 16 minutes. They went 18-8 after Bruce Cassidy replaced Claude Julien, but lost their last two to finish third - behind Ottawa - in the Atlantic Division. Stafford scored on the power play for the Bruins to give them the lead, but in the end in the Senators made them play. Read More »

Jose Mourinho: Zlatan Ibrahimovic faces hard road to recovery


Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has vowed that "giving up is not an option" as he looks to work his way back from injury. He writes: 'I will go through this like everything else and come back even stronger. Zlatan Ibrahimovic fell awkwardly in Thursday's match against Anderlecht. I know the feeling you have now as you know it happened the same to me. "But they are important injuries". Read More »

Johnson scores 28, Jazz beat Clippers 105-98 to even series

Derrick Favors had 17 after being held to two in Game 3. Griffin reportedly injured the plantar plate of his right big toe during the closing moments of the first half on Friday. Griffin, an unrestricted free agent this summer, has been ruled of the remainder of the 2017 NBA Playoffs and there's uncertainty over the future of the five-time All-Star. Read More »

Cavaliers sweep Pacers, Rockets put Thunder on the brink


James finished with 41 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists and two blocks as he logged his 17th triple-double of his postseason career. One thing the duo definitely has in common is in their ability to take care of all other contenders when it comes to the Eastern Conference, with James having dispatched 11 different teams over the past six years. Read More »

Guardiola's 1st season at Man City to end without a trophy


Paul Pogba limped off the pitch on Sunday and he's now a doubt for the epic clash against Manchester City Thursday night. With Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marcos Rojo joining Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Juan Mata on the injury list, the United boss is calling on every member of his squad to deliver when called upon. Read More »